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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Emergency Management, Minor

A Minor in Emergency Management allows you to gain an understanding of the phases of emergency management, along with specific information related to Incident Management Systems, Emergency Planning, Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery in Emergency Management. Whether you are a full-time emergency manager or taking on emergency responsibilities as part of other job duties, the knowledge you gain in the Minor in Emergency Management plan provides you with the tools you need to serve as a trained professional working to protect your community from emergency events.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Emergency Management?

This minor will enable you to become a competitive candidate for positions in both the public and private sectors. It will give you the ability to pursue career opportunities in various employment settings including government agencies, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross or Salvation Army, large corporations, financial institutions, and public utility providers.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Emergency management positions in government agencies, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, large corporations, financial institutions, and utilities

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Some online/blended coursework Required


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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