Meet the growing demand for emergency management professionals.

In today’s world, replete with threats of terrorism, extreme weather, and manmade hazards, there’s a growing demand for emergency management professionals -- including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and first responders -- who are prepared to handle a variety of situations.

As the first university program to offer FEMA Independent Study (IS) certification courses, the Emergency Management specialization provides you with a curriculum that focuses on mitigation, preparedness and technology, response and recovery, and integrated emergency management. You’ll emerge from this program knowing how to identify potential hazards and create and execute response plans, as well as how to minimize the impact of disasters.

Courses In This Specialization

This specialization consists of five lower-division online Emergency Management courses for a total of 15 credit hours.