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Emergency Services Management – Whole Community Emergency Management

Program Overview

The Bachelor in Emergency Services Management with a Concentration in Whole Community Emergency Management equips students with the knowledge to help save communities, lives and property from the potentially devastating impact of disasters. Emergency management is both a profession and a field of study in the key areas involved in addressing any threat or hazard, including prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation. The field covers man-made disasters, as well as issues of homeland security. The curriculum has two options. One is a degree completion option for those with an associate’s degree. The other is for those without a degree. Both options are available online, with many courses also offered on campus.

Coursework Details

General Education (36 semester hours) – courses in communications, literature, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, math, and Christian Studies. These courses are viewed as being the liberal arts component of a degree and are foundational to upper division courses.

Emergency Services Management Courses (27 semester hours) – courses in emergency, safety, and disaster management, emergency services technology, leadership, public administration, crisis communication and information and intelligence.

Concentration Electives (15 semester hours) – safety and disaster management, internship.

Major Electives (9 Semester Hours) – upper level course that permit a student to take additional work in the specialized areas of computer information systems, management, and organizational leadership.

General Electives (Sufficient hours to complete requirements for 123 hours for the degree) – courses that permit a student to take additional work in subjects that interest them and that will be helpful in their careers. It is important to consult with an advisor when selecting electives.