Principles of Emergency Management
This course provides the scope, objectives, and principles of emergency management; preparedness, including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery strategies as well as roles of federal, state and local emergency management agencies, and private agencies. Learners will also be able to explain how various emergency management services work together in a system of resources and capabilities.
Risk Analysis & Threat Assessment
This course prepares emergency response managers to conduct a comprehensive, capabilities-based threat and risk assessment for terrorism/all-hazards incidents under the National Response Framework and National Preparedness Guidelines. Learners will identify shortfalls, perform gap analysis and develop a needs assessment to fill shortfalls/gaps identified within the preparedness cycle.
Human Dimension Communications Planning of Disaster Management
This course prepares emergency managers to consider the human dimensions of disaster, and to operate effectively with the public and media concerning a variety of threats to community wellbeing. Students will understand and learn to develop strategies for community-based planning ,communicating and negotiating with the public, and managing conflict.
Emergency Management Systems
Examination of the emergency management practices used during an emergency situation by responders, particularly the structure and responsibilities of the Incident Command System (IC S), the management of facilities and resource identification. National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles are also discussed and applied.
Legal Aspects Emergency management
An overview of the major legal and liability issues in emergency management. The focus is on the legal environment within which emergency managers operate, including their roles in rule-making, policy administration, contract law and their potential personal legal liability for discretionary actions.
The culminating academic experience for the learners, drawing on the foundational information from earlier courses in law, budgeting research, technology, threat assessment and risk analysis and business continuity in the production of a comprehensive emergency management plan that meets state and federal standards.
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Completion of 126 credits
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
LIBERAL ARTS CORE — 36 CREDITS (15 fulfilled by major)
- Composition (Writing) (3 credits satisfied by ENG 242) – 6 credits
- Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) – 3 credits
- Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) (3 credits satisfied by ORBH 325) – 3 credits
- Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) – 3 credits
- Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) – 3 credits
- Historical Consciousness (History) – 3 credits
- Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) (3 credits satisfied by CCS 341) – 3 credits
- Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) (3 credits satisfied by THE 381 or THE335) – 6 credits
- Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) (3 credits satisfied by PHI 384) – 6 credits
MAJOR COURSES — 51 CREDITS
- BUS 366 Leadership Dynamics – 3 credits
- BUSL 378 Team Leadership and Coaching – 3 credits
- EPM 301 Principles of Emergency Planning & Management – 3 credits
- EPM 303 Emergency Management Systems – 3 credits
- EPM 315 Legal Aspects of Emergency Management – 3 credits
- EPM 310 Risk Analysis and Threat Assessment – 3 credits
- EPM 312 Public Sector Accounting & Finance – 3 credits
- EPM 350 Human Dimensions: Communications Planning & Disaster Management – 3 credits
- EPM 390 Capstone: Emergency Planning and Project Management – 3 credits
- HRM 311 Human Resource Management – 3 credits
- ORBH 315 Capstone Proposal Design – 3 credits
- ORBH 325 Research and Analysis Using Statistics – 3 credits
- POL 354 Government Structures for Crisis Management – 3 credits
- ENG 242 Writing for Applied Research – 3 credits
- PHI 384 Organizational Ethics – 3 credits
- THE 335 Christian Faith in Action – 3 credits
- CCS 341 Cultural Modes of Expression – 3 credits
ELECTIVES — 54 credits
TOTAL — 126 credits
Student Profile: Nathaniel DiDonato
Right now, with a degree in EPM and a minor in cybersecurity, Nathaniel has plenty of career options. As the first student to graduate with credentials in cybersecurity from our program, he appreciates his academic advisor, Ruth Lambert, suggesting cybersecurity as a complement to his EPM major.
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