Bachelor of Science Degree
Bellevue University's Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management will prepare you to provide order in the face of chaos and allow you to play a key role in keeping your community safe. Gain an understanding of how to plan and direct disaster response and crisis management activities by incorporating case studies, scenarios, and a capstone project. Receive disaster preparedness training and prepare emergency plans and procedures. With a degree in Emergency Management, you'll have the knowledge and skills to handle natural and man-made disasters as well as other types of emergencies.
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Courses in the major include:
This course examines the principles, systems and components involved in Emergency Management by providing a comprehensive overview of the subject. The cycle of Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery will also be explored.
This course examines atmospheric and earth hazards that rapidly develop without significant warning and ways to mitigate damage caused by these incidents. Floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards and earthquakes are examples of incidents that will be covered.
This course examines the history, causes, methods and tools of terrorism, which will enable students to critically assess terrorism and terrorist incidents. The course will also cover emerging terrorist threats and counter-terrorism techniques.
This course examines the concepts of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Management System (ICS), and how these concepts can be implemented. Multiagency Coordination Systems and the National Response Framework will also be covered.
This course examines the key role of communications during a disaster. Students will learn how an emergency manager will work with the media for clear communications with both the private and public sectors.
This course offers students an examination, analysis, and critique of the various methods, procedures and strategies of emergency planning. This includes methodology concepts, with the use of maps and analytical techniques, as well as specialized planning. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Emergency Management (EMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course examines the design and direction of Discussion-Based exercises (e.g., Workshops, Table Top Exercises) and Operation-Based exercises (e.g., Drills, Full Scale Exercise). The utilization of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) will also be covered. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Emergency Management (EMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course examines the law regarding emergency management incidents. The course will also examine constitutional, public health and liability issues.
This course will allow students to demonstrate the culmination of skills and knowledge which have been learned throughout the program. Students will plan, develop, implement, and assess a situational scenario for the final project.
This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University's four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
Consult with your Enrollment Counselor to determine your eligible credits as well as to verify minimum requirements for your degree. Transfer credits must be from a regional accredited college or university. Bellevue University makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit for prior learning, or credit for transfer until an evaluation has been conducted.