The mission of the Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Emergency Service Management concentration at Anderson University is to provide students with experience in emergency service the foundational academic knowledge required to be proficient managers in the field. At the end of the course of study, students should possess the skills to think critically and act decisively about the issues encountered in Homeland Security and Emergency Services and promote creative and effective solutions to the challenges within their professions, communities, and places of employment. In additions to future careers in Homeland Security or Emergency Services, the program of study will provide a foundation for continuing education and graduate studies programs.
The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security/Emergency Services: Emergency Services Management provides graduates with a basic understanding of various aspects of the Emergency Services systems and the systems’ component parts. The Emergency Services Management studies are designed to prepare managers and leaders in the fields of Homeland Security, Emergency Services, and Emergency management to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing agencies in an organizationally sound and ethical manner. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for management and leadership positions within local, state, tribal, and federal Emergency Management agencies, Emergency Services organizations (e.g., Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services). Homeland Security/Defense entities, as well as non-governmental and private organizations involved in emergency/disaster management, healthcare system emergency management, and industrial/corporate safety and security.