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, you may find Emergency Management is designed for you.
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.
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Emergency Managment 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
Looking for an Online Degree?
Our Emergency Management BAAS Program is also available 100% online.
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 scholarships you can apply for.
Faculty and Advising for Emergency Management Majors
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.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. 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 in Emergency Management
When you receive a BAAS degree with an 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
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