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Courses for a Degree in Emergency Management

A college degree in emergency management focuses on managing resources and responsibilities to prepare for and help during emergencies. Resources might include things like blankets and food.

For this major you’ll take lots of emergency management classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in emergency management.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in emergency management:

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