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2012.02.24 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Emergency Management Concentration Coming to UNO

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering (COE) announced today that the associate’s degree in Fire Protection will transition into a bachelor’s degree beginning in the Fall 2012 semester. The program will be offered as an Area of Concentration in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS). The UNL Fire Protection Technology (FPT) Associate Degree program, offered through COE since 1968, has not accepted new students since the start of Fall 2011.

In addition, another Area of Concentration in the BGS has been created in Emergency Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management is currently in the approval process at UNO.

“The field of Emergency Management is rapidly evolving, and needs more people with academic training in the profession,” said John Bartle, CPACS acting dean. “Salaries are good, and locating this program in the nationally-ranked School of Public Administration provides a solid foundation for future development.”

Denver Schmadeke, administrator of the UNL Fire Protection Program the past 20 years, added that students and the public will benefit. “The post-9/11 world we live in makes it a great advantage to educate students of criminal justice, aviation, public administration and fire protection within one college,” he said. “The creation of the new Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management within UNO CPACS will greatly enhance fire protection education at the University of Nebraska.”

Interested students can contact the Division of Continuing Studies at (402) 554-2370, or at http://dcs.unomaha.edu/ .

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