The Department of Health Science offers the interprofessional minor program in Emergency Management. The program is designed to provide a better understanding of administrative processes and issues surrounding emergency management best practices. The program lays the foundation for a number of careers in emergency management, hazardous material management, criminal justice careers and other related fields, as well as helping to further undergraduate and graduate work in these and other disciplines. Graduates of the program will help fill the void and meet the manpower needs of local, regional and national employers in the public and private sectors in meeting the challenges of a complex hazard environment within diverse communities: locally and abroad.
The curriculum for the Emergency Management Minor program consists of 5 core courses-each consisting of 3 credits for a total of 15 credits and an additional 6 credits from a list of interdisciplinary electives for a total of 21 credits.
Emergency Management Minor Program Core Courses
These upper division courses provide an overview of the emergency management system and will focus on specific issues that identify strengths and challenges of the current system. Two major goals of the core courses are to engage students’ creative processes to facilitate the development and refinement of systems that will work in the comminity, and to help develop a common conceptual understand of the issues facing emergency/disaster management in order to produce a more coordinated, regional response to an event.