The societal need for highly trained and educated emergency management specialists
has never been greater. In the wake of natural disasters and ongoing terrorist threats,
both government and business officials recognize the need for concerted efforts to
prevent emergencies to the extent that it's possible and mitigate the damage when
it's not possible.
What You'll Do
- Understand the differences between a catastrophe and a disaster as well as implications
of those differences for public policy, preparedness, response, and recovery
- Be able to build from past approaches to future strategies that will minimize impacts
of catastrophic events.
- Be able to identify the components of both short-term and long-term disaster response
and recovery operations.
- Develop the competencies to become professional and community leaders whose efforts
prepare their communities
- Be well prepared to directly enter career positions in the emergency preparedness
field or to successfully pursue post-baccalaureate education programs.
What You'll Study
- EA507 School & Campus Safety
- EV551 Hazardous Materials Assessment
- EV448 Disaster/Emergency Planning & Response
- PS418 Public Policy Analysis
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