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Emergency Management - B.S.

Key Program Features

Emergency Management Best Online Degree Programs

Our emergency management degree is unique because we focus on getting students experience with developing exercises, using cutting edge incident management and emergency operating center technology:

  • 7-week sessions for most classes
  • Regular tabletop and functional exercises with local, state and Federal Agencies
  • One of only a handful of online emergency management degree programs in the nation!
  • Internships at local, state and Federal agencies
  • Students use industry-leading Graphical Information System (GIS) and Virtual Emergency Operations Center (WEBEOC - used by 25 states and virtually all Federal agencies)

Smoke and fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Earthquake DamageHands on Education

  • Virtual disaster simulations
  • Operating an Emergency Operations Center and an Incident Command Center
  • Hazard modeling

This is probably the biggest environmental disaster we have ever faced in this country. It is certainly the biggest oil spill and we are responding with the biggest environmental response.

- Carol Browner
President Obama's Former Energy Czar
(photo from FEMA archives)

Leaders Needed

U.S. Emergency Management and Disaster Specialists are sought after by local, state, and federal emergency management and homeland security agencies as well as hospitals and private businesses. Other career opportunities are within criminal justice, fire service, and public health fields.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) says that Emergency Managers Median Pay level will be $60,000+ (for those obtaining a bachelor’s degree and having 5-years of related experience).

Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Online Advantages

The Emergency and Disaster Management degree is one of SUNY Canton's signature online programs. Students don't have to travel to take an online course, eliminating geographic barriers. Because Internet courses don't have set classroom schedules, students can participate at any hour and from anywhere, even from your job.

» Program Description

Dr. Michael J. O'Connor Jr.
Associate Professor of Emergency Management

SUNY Canton
MAC 422
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617