Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management


In times of uncertainty and unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Emergency Management is designed to prepare the student with a broad base of knowledge in the field of emergency management. The foundation for this degree program includes the Waldorf general education curriculum, numerous courses in the emergency management arena, as well as electives in the fields of Homeland Security, Fire Science Administration, and Business, among others. The program provides students with the general education, discipline-specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the diverse field of emergency management.

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Available Concentrations

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 60

 

Major Requirements

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
EMG 2000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EMG 3001 Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness 3
EMG 3002 Disaster Response and Recovery 3
EMG 3050 Special Operations 3
EMG 3100 Terrorism in Emergency Management 3
EMG 4001 Interagency Disaster Management 3
EMG 4002 Incident Command in Emergency and Disaster Management 3
EMG 4050 Socio-Psychological Nature of Emergency Management 3
EMG 4900 Capstone in Emergency Management 3
FSC 3110 Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
Professional Electives--Group B 30
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives. The concentration options listed above may also be used toward elective credits.
CRJ 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
CRJ 3000 American Homeland Security 3
CRJ 3050 Terrorism Response Operations 3
CRJ 3500 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
BUS/ORG 3451 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
BUS 3602 Principles of Management 3
BUS/ORG 3651 Leadership 3
BUS 3826 Managerial Decision Making 3
COM 4360 Crisis Management 3
FSC 4510 Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
FSC 4610 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
SPC 1010 Speech Communications 3
Grand Total:   120

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
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