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Emergency Preparedness


The societal need for highly trained and educated emergency management specialists has never been greater. In the wake of natural disasters and ongoing terrorist threats, both government and business officials recognize the need for concerted efforts to prevent emergencies to the extent that it's possible and mitigate the damage when it's not possible.

What You'll Do

  • Understand the differences between a catastrophe and a disaster as well as implications of those differences for public policy, preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Be able to build from past approaches to future strategies that will minimize impacts of catastrophic events.
  • Be able to identify the components of both short-term and long-term disaster response and recovery operations.
  • Develop the competencies to become professional and community leaders whose efforts prepare their communities
  • Be well prepared to directly enter career positions in the emergency preparedness field or to successfully pursue post-baccalaureate education programs.

What You'll Study

  • EA507 School & Campus Safety
  • EV551 Hazardous Materials Assessment
  • EV448 Disaster/Emergency Planning & Response
  • PS418 Public Policy Analysis

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Red Cross
  • U.S. FDA and USDA
  • Port Authorities and Airports
  • Private Industry
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Public Health Agencies


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