The minor in emergency management enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to emergency management strategy and policy development. It is a comprehensive study of the disaster management cycle, including emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The world is becoming a crowded place with a dense population and increasingly frequent natural and human-made hazards. Thus, there is a high demand for risk reduction and educated, prepared public leadership. Students who complete a minor in emergency management gain insight and knowledge that will strengthen their marketable skills in various international, federal, state, and local governments, private sector businesses, and nonprofit organizations. NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following major: BS Psychology: Emergency Management.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Attain proficiency in the fundamental skills needed to successfully participate in an emergency management team.
2. Evaluate the integrated emergency management systems with resources and capabilities networked together, developing the means to address natural and human-made hazards.
3. Explain how different partners and core capabilities contribute to emergency management in their community by building on the resources necessary for developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan.