Around the world, weather-related disasters have been increasing in frequency. Despite the fivefold increase in disasters over the past 50 years, deaths have decreased nearly threefold, due in part to better emergency management. Be a part of this in-demand and exciting industry with Immaculata’s new minor in emergency management, which is a perfect complement to bachelor’s degrees in nursing, public administration and criminology.
86% of emergency management directors reported satisfaction with their jobs, and 79% felt they were making people’s lives better.
Students earn FEMA training certificates while completing the minor.
Courses are offered totally online, in an accelerated format.
15-credit Emergency Management Minor Courses include:
- EPM 301 Principles of Emergency Management
- EPM 303 Emergency Management Systems
- EPM 310 Risk Analysis and Threat Assessment
- EPM 350 Human Dimensions of Disaster
- EPM 354 Leading in Crisis
For emergency management directors, the average annual salary is $88,890.
“As a nursing major, I plan to pursue a job in the emergency department of a trauma hospital. I really enjoy a quick paced environment when I am working. Obtaining a background in emergency management is a vital part of my career as it emphasizes the chains of command and specific ways to do things during an emergency. In my best opinion, I think this minor will add that next level of understanding and better prepare me for what my future holds.”
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