Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts
Concentration in Emergency Management


Waldorf’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts combines core studies in the liberal arts with the opportunity for students to select specific areas of concentration. This provides a broad base of knowledge in several subject areas, along with the option to more deeply explore a specific area of interest.

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Emergency Management Concentration
Waldorf’s Emergency Management concentration provides foundational knowledge and initial exposure to the Emergency Management field. Learners explore a variety of areas within the discipline, including the four phases of emergency management, terrorism in emergency management, as well as interagency disaster management. This concentration is designed for students seeking entry-level exposure to the emergency management field, as well as for professionals in industries such as fire science, homeland security, and EMT administration who are seeking to bolster their emergency management background.

Option to Continue Towards a Bachelor’s Degree
For students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, the associate degree program is designed to prepare for entry into Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree programs with upper division standing. This A.A. concentration is designed to coordinate with Waldorf’s B.A. in Emergency Management or the B.A. in Homeland Security.

Estimated time to complete the Associate in Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
EMG 3001 Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness 3
EMG 3002 Disaster Response and Recovery 3
EMG 3100 Terrorism in Emergency Management 3
EMG 4001 Interagency Disaster Management 3

A.A. Degree Completion Requirements

  • Completion of the 60-credit curriculum
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for coursework completed at Waldorf College
  • Minimum grade of C in all concentration coursework
  • Concentrations are optional, with concentration credits applied toward elective credit requirements