emergency management, BAS

Over the last few years, many factors raised the importance of emergency management and homeland security and the need for trained professionals ready to tackle complex issues of both mitigation of and response to natural or man-made disaster.

An undergraduate degree in emergency management opens the door to a challenging career as a professional emergency manager. The advancement of technology has created the potential for more devastating disasters than ever before. As a result, there is an increasing demand for emergency managers who have a solid foundation in scientific and technical disciplines, as well as management skills.

Program details

This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: Downtown Phoenix campus. Students from Western states, who select this major and campus, may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

Students applying to this program must have completed an AAS from a regionally accredited institution. This program is not available to freshmen. Those not eligible for the bachelor of applied science (BAS) may apply for the PSPP in Emergency Management.

The BAS program is a flexible, 60-credit-hour degree designed specifically for students who have earned an AAS from a regionally accredited institution. The required capstone class provides experience to students through coordinated internships.

More information is available in the Undergraduate Student Guide.