Jul 24, 2024  

Emergency Management, B.A. (Offered only through WorldWide)

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The B.A. in Emergency Management provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in an increasingly important and dynamic discipline.  The program is designed to prepare individuals from the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, as well as the military, to manage the diverse challenges facing our nation as a result of recent disaster events and complex global threats.  Students are exposed to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are necessary for effectively managing a wide-range of critical incidents.  Throughout the program, students will examine various challenges, as well as current trends, impacting the field of emergency management.  In addition, students will identify best practices for effectively leading organizations in times of crisis.
By most accounts, emergencies and disasters are increasing in both number and level of severity in the United States and around the globe.  More than ever, organizations and communities must have knowledgeable and well-trained professionals capable of dealing with a myriad of threats and corresponding risks.  Those organizations and communities that are proactive in this important arena will undoubtedly be in a much better position to have the leadership and resources in place to manage complex critical incidents.    

The Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management will consist of 9 Core courses (27 credits) that will provide a foundation to the field.  In addition, students will need to complete an additional 4 elective courses (12 credits).  Presently, a Concentration in Fire Science is available with the following 4 courses: Principles of Fire and Emergency Services; Fire Prevention Organization and Management; Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services, and; Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  

Our convenient online delivery format is ideal for public safety professional s or others seeking a regionally accredited education that fits their personal schedules.   


University Campus Only Course Requirements

University Explorations (42 credit hours)

Fire Science Specialization

Complete these courses in lieu of the 4 courses in the general major for the Fire Science Specialization.

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.

Total Credits: 120

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