Applied Science (Emergency Management), BAS

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Do you have a passion for leading your community when disaster strikes? The need for community preparedness is becoming increasingly more critical. Through coursework in community resilience, disaster management and knowledge gained through practical internships, you learn to be agile and decisive leader in a public sector career.

The BAS program with a concentration in emergency management is a flexible, 60 credit hour degree program.

The curriculum is designed specifically for students who have earned an AAS; students applying to this program must have completed an Associate of Applied Science from a regionally accredited institution.

The required capstone class provides experience to students through coordinated internships.

This program is not available to freshmen.

At A Glance

Applied Science (Emergency Management), BAS

Required Courses

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Admission requirements

Students applying to this program must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited institution. This program is not available to freshmen.

Career outlook

The 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.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Chief Executives-10%$185,950
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 11.7%$46,770
Compliance Managers
Correctional Officers and Jailers-7.5%$47,410
Emergency Management Directors 4.5%$76,250
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers 6.2%$78,870
Firefighters 6.1%$52,500
General and Operations Managers 5.8%$103,650
Social and Community Service Managers 17%$69,600

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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