What You Will Learn
What Is The Emergency Management Degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management is housed within the College of Engineering
& Applied Sciences. This program includes 12 credits of required internship/practicum
and capstone hours in which students will be able to turn their classroom training
into practical application.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Emergency planning and preparedness in a variety of settings.
- Cultural considerations in a state of emergency.
- Safety techniques necessary in cases of natural or technological hazards.
- Understanding natural human behavior and appropriate responses in times of crisis.
- Political and legal applications within the field.
- Management of staff and civilians.
- Various FEMA certifications as a part of curriculum.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
EAM Core (33 hours)
Students must make a "C" or better in all required courses and practical applications.
Required EAM Courses Include:
- EAM 1003 Living in a Hazardous Environment
- EAM 1013 Aim and Scope of Emergency Management
- EAM 3003 Developing Emergency Management Skills
- EAM 3013 Public Policy and Politics in Emergency Management
- EAM 3023 Principles of Preparedness and Response Operations
- EAM 3053 Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues in Emergency Management
- EAM 3063 Emergency Management Doctrine
- EAM 4003 Principles of Disaster Relief and Recovery
- EAM 4013 Mitigation and Continuity of Operations
- EAM 4023 Information Technology and Emergency Management
- EAM 4033 Emergency Management Research Methods/Analysis
In addition, all students must take 12 Hours of Practical Application:
- EAM 4106 Internship/Practicum
- EAM 4606 Capstone
And 15 hours of EAM electives from the following:
- EAM 2033 Citizen/Family/Community Disaster Preparedness Education
- EAM 3033 The Social Dimensions of Disaster
- EAM 3123 Public Information Skills for Emergency Managers
- EAM 3143 The Economics of Hazards and Disaster
- EAM 3243 Introduction to Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism
- EAM 4043 Disaster and Emergency Management Ethics
- EAM 4053 Community Management of Hazardous Materials
- EAM 4063 Leadership
- EAM 4083 Legal Issues in Emergency Management
- EAM 4991, 4992, or 4993 Special Problems and Topics
What Resources Are Available To Me?
Additional Resources Specifically For Tech Students:
- International Association of Emergency Managers, ATU Chapter
- Red Cross On-Campus
- Emergency Management Scholarships
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Our graduates work all over the world and serve the profession in diverse roles. Our
students find employment in the public sector as local and county emergency managers,
in state-level offices, at the federal level in organizations including the FBI, Department
of Homeland Security, the State Department, and FEMA. Others perform public service
through positions in political office and policy development, law enforcement, firefighting,
and emergency medical response. Many former students take positions within the private
sector applying their emergency management skills and knowledge to different industries
including airlines, financial institutions, natural resource management, and athletic
venues. Finally, we have other graduates who serve the non-profit sector in a variety
of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation roles.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Emergency Management Degree?