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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Management 90-30, Bachelor


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This flexible bachelor's degree offers you an opportunity to design a plan of studies, in consultation with an advisor, to meet your individual educational needs. You may choose this degree if you plan to enter an occupation that requires a broad general education, if you are seeking career advancement or personal intellectual enrichment, or if you are considering a preprofessional plan.

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Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Management 90-30?

A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Emergency Management allows you to gain an understanding of the phases of emergency management: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery as well as leadership, ethics, budgeting, critical thinking and problem solving. This degree plan emphasizes experiential learning by linking theory to specific problems and case studies. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills applicable to emergency management careers in the public, non-profit and private sectors. This degree can also prepare you for graduate school.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Emergency Management positions, (either full-time or as part of other job duties) in the public, non-profit and private sectors
  • Examples include government agencies at all levels, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, large corporations, financial institutions and utilities

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Administration
  • Master of Emergency Management

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Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Management 90-30, Bachelor


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Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Management 90-30, Bachelor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

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

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Emergency Management Program is to provide an outstanding education in the broad-based, interdisciplinary and expanding field of emergency management.  All communities are vulnerable to disaster, and emergency management professionals, be it full-time emergency managers or those assuming emergency management responsibilities along with their primary scope of duty, work to protect their communities from emergency events.  The Emergency Manager integrates the activities of community stakeholders to effectively prevent, prepare for, protect and mitigate disasters, and when a disaster strikes, to respond and recover.   In essence, practitioners of emergency management, regardless of whether they work in the public, private or non-profit sectors, act as stage managers, arranging the set and putting the pieces in place to allow first responders to effectively respond to emergencies.  Students studying emergency management at Northern Arizona University receive a strong foundation in this critically important area, thus enhancing their employment prospects, and strengthening their capacity to make vital contributions to their communities and the Nation.
 
In order to foster students’ success as emergency management practitioners, NAU’s Emergency Management Program emphasizes experiential learning by linking theory to specific professional situations and scenarios.  In addition, the Program focuses on vital emergency management components, including the phases of emergency management, Homeland Security, Incident Management Systems, emergency management and homeland security exercise design, development, conduct and evaluation planning, emergency management grants and administration and a basic understanding of the public sector environment, including ethics, in the context of the emergency management field.
 
Students will discover that NAU’s Emergency Management faculty make the difference!  They are a select group of caring, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty who possess years of relevant professional emergency management and public/private sector experience, including current and former City, County and State Emergency Managers, Emergency Management Preparedness Managers and Counterterrorism Specialists.  In addition faculty hold numerous emergency management certifications, such as Certified Emergency Manager and Master Exercise Practitioner. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Communication Skills

Emergency Management

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Additional Admission Requirements
Liberal Studies Requirement
Major Requirements
Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements
General Electives
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