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Bachelor of Emergency Management Services

Bachelor of Emergency Management Services

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Emergency Management Services is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to perform professionally in the role of an emergency services organization or agency manager and learner. The curriculum has two options. One is a degree completion option for those with an associate's degree. The other is for those without a degree. Both options are available online or on campus.

Coursework Details

General Education (36 semester hours) - courses in communications, literature, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, math, and Christian Studies. These courses are viewed as being the liberal arts component of a degree and are foundational to upper division courses.

EMS Courses (27 semester hours) - courses in emergency, safety, and disaster management, emergency services technology, leadership, public administration, crisis communication and information and intelligence.

Concentration Electives (15 semester hours) - safety and disaster management, internship.

Major Electives (9 Semester Hours) – upper level course that permit a student to take additional work in the specialized areas of computer information systems, management, and organizational leadership.

General Electives (Sufficient hours to complete requirements for 123 hours for the degree) – courses that permit a student to take additional work in subjects that interest them and that will be helpful in their careers. It is important to consult with an advisor when selecting electives.

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