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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

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Requirements

The Bachelor of Science with a major in emergency management degree is a career-oriented degree that prepares students in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery of intentional and/or natural disasters or emergencies.

This degree enables a graduate to:

  • Acquire the skills necessary for developing a career of leadership in emergency management professions
  • Acquire a wide-range of knowledge within emergency and disaster situations
  • Acquire a depth of study through the general education components

Bachelor of Science Emergency Management Major 120 Hours

General Education Requirements 42 Hours

Written Communications 6 Hours
*ENG 103 English Composition I (3)
*ENG 113 English Composition II (3)

Oral Communication 3 Hours
*SP 203 Effective Speaking (3)
or
*COM 163 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Social Science and Humanities 12 Hours
*ECO 213 Microeconomics (3)
or
*ECO 223 Macroeconomics (3)
*GOV 113 Introduction to Government (3)
*Humanities Elective (3)

*Humanities Elective (3)

Mathematics and Science 12 Hours
*MA 103 Business Algebra (3)
or
*MA 113 College Algebra (3)
*MA 253 Statistics (3)
*BIO 103 General Biology (3)
*Mathematics or Science Elective (3)

Other 9 Hours
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Humanities or Social Science Elective (3)

General Education Elective (3)

Emergency Management Core Requirements 78 Hours

Emergency Management Core 30 Hours

EAS 253 Weather and Climate (3)

EM 103 Introduction to Emergency Management (3)
EM 113 Introduction to Hazard Mitigation (3)
EM 223 Risk Assessment & Vulnerability (3)
EM 253 Disaster Relief & Recovery (3)
EM 313 Hazardous Materials Operations (3)
EM 383 Preparedness & Response Operations (3)
EM 403 Managing Consequences of Terrorism (3)
EM 423 Social Dimensions of Disaster (3)
EM 453 Emergency Management Capstone (3)

Choose any two modules listed below:

Business Continuity Module 18 Hours
AC 203 Accounting I (3)
AC 213 Accounting II (3)
FIN 303 Managerial Finance (3)
LAW 403 Employment Law (3)
MGT 323 Leadership (3)
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior (3)

Emergency Response Module 18 Hours
EM 303 Natural & Man-Made Disasters (3)

EM 323 Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction (3)

EM 333 World Terrorism (3)

EM 343 Incident Management (3)

EM 363 Public Information and Media (3)

HR 323 Safety and Health Management (3)

Academy Training/Prior Learning Module 18 Hours

This module can only be filled by documented academy
(Fire, Police, EMT) or military training and/or prior learning,
includes Ivy Tech and other certified fire training.

Additional Requirements 12 Hours

PSY 113 Principles of Psychology (3)

UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation (1)

HIS 103 American History I (3)
and
HIS 113 American History II (3)
or
HIS 203 World Civilization I (3)
and
HIS 213 World Civilization II (3)

Elective (2)

Total in Degree Program: 120 Hours

 

 

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