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Courses for a Degree in Emergency Management

In addition to a focus on emergency management courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Emergency Management Courses:

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Strategies and Communications
  • Fire Service Management
  • Planning and Preparing for Urban Hazards
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Intra and Non-governmental Organizations and Cooperation
  • History and Development of Emergency Management
  • Emergency Operations and Techniques
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Natural Disasters
  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Terrorism's Impact on Emergency Management
  • Project Management
  • Action Research Project

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology