Emergency Management, BS
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management degree provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills through an all-hazards curriculum emphasizing emergency management principles that apply across disciplines, industries and types of emergencies. The degree focuses on the knowledge and skills for public safety personnel to mitigate, prepare, respond to, and recover effectively from the effects of disasters in their community.
The design of the program spans multiple disciplines including Fire, EMS, criminal justice, and public administration. In addition, the program will expose the students to scenario based learning to enhance their core competencies to adapt to the ever changing world of emergency management. Preparing the individual for leadership positions within the public safety sector, the program also includes leadership and management skill development. This program is available to augment associates degrees or concentrations in any of the Fire, EMS, or Criminal justice programs into a bachelor’s degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to:
- Describe and apply the laws governing emergency management at the Local, State and Federal levels.
- List and describe the emergency management disaster phases and how risk analysis is used and fits into the process.
- Analyze and apply resource management techniques including response and recovery phases in disasters and communication needs during disaster events.
- Create and administer preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery plans for natural disasters and man-made emergency events.
- Analyze potential emergency situations and compute risk analysis from the administrative perspective required to direct emergency services agencies including, budgeting, policy creation, human resource management, and incident command functions.
Complete an approved associate degree.
Approved Associate degrees:
- Criminal Justice
- Fire Science
Specific electives for anyone who doesn’t have an approved associate degree:
|CJUS 101||Introduction Criminal Justice||3|
|FIRE 101||Introduction to Fire Science||3|
|EMED 189||Medical First Responder (or EMT/MFR Certification)||3|
|CJUS 103||Int to Terrorism/Homeland Sec||3|
|CJUS 303||Crit Infrastructure Protection||3|
|CJUS 313||Crisis Interv Deviant Behavior||3|
|CJUS 321||Ethical Issues Public Safety||3|
|CJUS 345||Stats & Design/Public Safety||4|
|CJUS/FIRE 401||Senior Seminar||3|
|EMGT 225||Emergency Mgmt Principles||3|
|EMGT 260||Disaster Mitigation Emer Mgmt||3|
|EMGT 261||Disaster Preparation Emer Mgmt||3|
|EMGT 315||Leadership/Mgmt Public Safety||3|
|EMGT 360||Emer Disaster Resp & Recovery||3|
|EMGT 402||Emergency Managment Internship||3|
|EMGT 420||Comp Plan/Legal Found of EM||3|
|FIRE 111||Hazardous Materials||3|
|FIRE 309||Fire-Related Human Behavior||3|
|POLI 130||Intro State/Local Government||4|
|POLI 201||Intro to Public Administration||3|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.