Emergency Administration Management
Bachelor's Degree | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Online
Arkansas Tech University has offered the Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management since 1997. In this program, students will explore emergency planning and preparedness, cultural considerations and natural human behavior, appropriate responses, political and legal applications within the field, and ethical foundations for emergency management professionals. The degree is available both on campus and through distance education, which has received approval as an online degree program through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The program employs the comprehensive emergency management approach (four phases and all hazards) required for various careers in the private sector, non-profit, and government agencies ranging from the local to federal levels. Some of these applications include business continuity, cyber security, risk assessment, preparedness, and planning.
The degree requires a minimum of 120 hours comprised of 36 hours of General Education courses, 18 hours of electives, 6 hours of support courses, and 60 hours of Emergency Management; this includes 12 credits of required internship/practicum and capstone hours in which students will be able to turn their classroom training into practical application.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
- UAV's Course
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
- Applying emergency management doctrine
- Comprehensive emergency management
- Critical thinking
- Effective communication
- EM Ethical and Legal concepts
- EM Politics and Policy
About This Degree
In-State: $232 per credit hour
Out-of-State: $464 per credit hour
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
- Financial Aid
- Payment Plan
- Graduate Assistantships
You could work as a(n):
- Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery and Mitigation
- Emergency Manager (Public or Private or Humanitarian sector)
- Legislative Policy Advisor
- Public Health Emergency Manager
Alumni of our program work at:
- Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
- Simmons First Bank
- Southwest Airlines
View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.
Credentials that stack with this degree:
- EMHS Graduate Program
- Law school
- Criminal Justice
Point of Pride
The Emergency Management program at Arkansas Tech University received accreditation in 2005 and 2011 from the Foundation on Higher Education in Disaster/Emergency Management and Homeland Security (now known as The Council for Accreditation of Emergency Management Education.)