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Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Management

In times of uncertainty and unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, Waldorf’s Bachelor of Applied Science 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.

Available Concentrations

Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

B.A.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • 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 (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Requirements 30
EMG 3000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
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
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
REL 4035 Life, Meaning, and Vocation 3
Professional Electives* 60
EMG 3050 Special Operations 3
BUS/ORG 3451 Organizational Theory and Leadership 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 Tactical 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 provided are sample electives. The concentration options listed above may also be used toward elective credits.

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Major Requirements
Total Credits: 120