Adult Professional Studies
Immaculata University’s bachelor’s degree in Emergency Planning and Management focuses on developing well-rounded emergency managers with a background in planning, organizational leadership and ethics in an all-hazards environment. Through the program, you will develop the attributes to:
- Anticipate hazards and problems that may arise from an emergency in order to plan and respond effectively.
- Make decisions, identify the strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions, and the costs and benefits of each action.
- Write and communicate professionally, particularly emergency preparedness plans, to inform communities, other agencies and the public.
- Work with other organizations, government officials and the general public to coordinate emergency responses.
- Lead successfully to ensure effective responses to emergencies by organizing and providing direction to a variety of people.
Where Can I Work?
Many of our graduates work as first responders or emergency managers with such organizations as Bucks County Emergency Service, the American Red Cross, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Networking is key to finding a position after graduation, and our program’s LinkedIn group helps connect students to emergency management professionals in the field.
A bachelor’s degree in emergency management prepares you to establish or grow your career in a variety of industries and settings that focus on risk mitigation and emergency preparedness, including federal homeland security, health care organizations, and municipal emergency management.
Once you have at least five years of entry-level experience, you may be eligible for director positions, giving you the opportunity to earn a median salary of over $76,000 a year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides more information on the emergency management occupational outlook.
Chris Noll ’21
Chris Noll ’21 is following in the footsteps of his parents who have volunteered with disaster response organizations. No matter the challenges, Chris feels prepared and excited to enter the emergency management field and help his fellow Americans—something that is ingrained in him.
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