The Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management and Policy Studies prepares students for a variety of careers in homeland security, state and local emergency management agencies, government and non-profit sectors, cybersecurity, and public health organizations. Emergency management is a field dedicated to protecting resources and ensuring public safety in the event of a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster, train derailment, or terrorist attack. Students earning the degree may find employment as emergency management directors, project managers, logisticians, cybersecurity specialists, and nonprofit administrators.
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management and Policy Studies will be able to:
- Describe and analyze the basic structure of the Federal Emergency Management System including assistance, communications, disaster relief, planning, and the emergency management cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
- Critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change.
- Critique the federal, state and local emergency management systems, including the legal, theoretical, and public policy issues that impact them.
- Compare and contrast contemporary emergency management issues through the application of current theories and literature as they impact the American Emergency Management System.
- Construct and evaluate research designs and methods that evaluate emergency management systems, programs, and planning.
- Apply knowledge of diversity by discussing effects of diversity within the context of the emergency management system.