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.
Homeland Security Concentration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was developed following the 9-11 attacks. American awareness of terrorism has become more prevalent since that time, and the DHS has grown to become the largest Federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Reflecting the foundational knowledge and skills of the DHS, Waldorf’s Homeland Security concentration complements the Emergency Management program by focusing on topics related to: terrorism, American homeland security, tactical response operations, and weapons of mass destruction.
Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.