The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) Emergency Management Concentration may be for you if you are a current or aspiring emergency services professional wanting to advance your knowledge or career. In order to enter this program, you’ll need to have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization. ENMU offers two concentration areas as part of our BAAS. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree at ENMU is two years.
You can use either of these concentration areas to satisfy your secondary concentration requirements for the BAAS. Our program's flexibility, combined with the best elements of online teaching, is designed for practicing professionals and aspiring leaders.
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. To be able to build disaster resistant and resilient communities, a broad range of future and current professionals need courses that introduce them to hazards, risk, vulnerability, disasters, and how to handle 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, or studying forensics, psychology, criminal justice or sociology, emergency management will better equip you for your career.
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Emergency Management Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your bachelor's degree.
You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you’ll have access to even more scholarships.
Online Learning Format For Emergency Management Concentration
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in emergency management is designed to be completed 100% online. You’ll complete assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout each semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students at your convenience. If your courses use Mediasite and Canvas, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time. Our program is designed with the working professional in mind.
Faculty and Advising for Emergency Management
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 the 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.
Academic Help and Resources for Emergency Management Concentration
We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.
For questions and concerns about Emergency Management homework assignments, projects and grades you can always email or call your professor.
Career Opportunities in Emergency Management
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 a new career in a related field. Additionally, ENMU offers free job placement assistance and resume help to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.
BAAS Concentration: Emergency Management
The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Emergency Managment includes courses like:
- Introduction to Emergency Management
- Emergency Services Administration and Management
- Disaster Response
- Disaster Recovery
- Emergency Preparedness
- Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues
- Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
- Hazard Mitigation
- Capstone in Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Public Health Emergencies
- Topics in Emergency Management