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.

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

This program is available online only.

Available Concentrations

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

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required-Group A 30
EMG 3000 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
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
HLS 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
HLS 3000 American Homeland Security 3
HLS 3050 Terrorism Response Operations 3
HLS 3500 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
SPC 1010 Speech Communications 3
Grand Total: 120

*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.

If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Emergency Management program.