Emergency Management

If you are a current or aspiring emergency services personnel wanting to advance your knowledge or career, we offer two concentration areas as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).

Either of these concentration areas may be used to satisfy secondary concentration requirements for the BAAS. This program's flexibility, combined with the best elements of online teaching, is designed for practicing professionals and aspiring leaders.

About the BAAS

If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can major in applied arts and sciences at ENMU. The average time frame for completion for a BAAS student is two years.

Emergency Management

Emergency management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risk through emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Successful emergency management involves individuals, groups and communities working together to manage hazards. As such, effective emergency management relies on thorough integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government involvement. In order to build disaster resistant and resilient communities, a broad range of college students and professionals need courses that introduce them to hazards, risk, vulnerability, disasters, and what to do about them.

To help prepare you for challenges you may meet in this field, we offer specific courses in emergency management, based on the FEMA Emergency Management Institute and the International Association of Emergency Management's recommendations. If you are working as a public servant, working in local, state, or federal government, and studying forensics, psychology, criminal justice, or sociology, find Emergency Management is designed for you.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance were awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an ENMU student, there are additional scholarship

Faculty and Advising

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take this next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

ENMU provides you the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in ENMU organizations if you want to get more involved. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Career Opportunities

When you receive a BAAS degree with a emergency management concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management, or even a new career in a related field. In addition to quality faculty and personal service, ENMU's Office of Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students; so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Emergency Management (30 hours)

Each BAAS degree requires you to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. As a secondary concentration, emergency management requires 30 hours of coursework.

Core Courses (27 hours)

Course Credits
EMGT 302 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EMGT 303 Emergency Services Administration and Management 3
EMGT 310 Disaster Response 3
EMGT 312 Disaster Recovery 3
EMGT 400 Emergency Preparedness 3
EMGT 402 Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues 3
EMGT 403 Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services 3
EMGT 410 Hazard Mitigation 3
EMGT 475 Capstone in Emergency Management 3

Elective Course (3 hours)

Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
EMGT 401 Homeland Security 3
EMGT 405 Public Health Emergencies 3
EMGT 493 Topics in Emergency Management 3


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