Applied Science (Emergency Management), BAS

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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.

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Applied Science (Emergency Management), BAS

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

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-3.9%$183,270
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Correctional Officers and Jailers-7.7%$43,540
Emergency Management Directors7.7%$72,760
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors7.2%$76,170
Municipal Firefighters7.2%$49,080
Forest Firefighters7.2%$49,080
General and Operations Managers 9.1%$100,410
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100

* 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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