Behavioral Science: Emergency Management (A.S.)
The Associate in Science in Behavioral Science provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human behavior within a global world view. Foundation courses at an associate level introduce behavioral science students to the biological, psychological, social, and cultural variables of human behavior. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Psychology, Health & Wellness, Human Services, or Criminal Justice. Emergency management involves multidimensional efforts to reduce our vulnerability to natural and human-caused disasters, to diminish the impact of disasters, and to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This concentration introduces students to emergency management approaches in order to develop skills and knowledge relating to emergency management strategy and policy development.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Attain proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry in behavioral sciences, specifically, in critical infrastructure protection, regional and national security intelligence, and land and maritime border protection within the field of emergency management.
2. Evaluate ethical principles of the behavioral sciences, specifically within human behavior, systems, intelligence analysis, and the use of new technologies in emergency management.
3. Prepare for seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Health & Wellness, Human Services, or Criminal Justice.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 60 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 16 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 32|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 24|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 4|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 60|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major and General Education areas.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major and Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major and General Education areas.
|Major in Behavioral Science|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Introduction to Criminology|
|Concentration in Emergency Management|
|BEHS 505||Homeland Security and Emergency Management||4|
|BEHS 510||National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)||4|
|BEHS 617||Disaster Management||4|
|BEHS 610||Community Emergency Response||4|
|BEHS 615||Terrorism: Domestic and International||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 60 credits total to graduate with an associate degree.