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Emergency Management - Program Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management focuses on the development and education of emergency managers and other administrative personnel with responsibilities in emergency management or the allied homeland security field of study. Students receive education in the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from natural or technological emergencies, disasters and catastrophes. Students complete virtual incident command and training exercise activities, and have the opportunity to develop significant research projects or internships with emergency and disaster management agencies.

Students in this Major:

  • Learn about the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Analyze past disasters and examine effectiveness of the current all-hazards approach to emergency management.
  • Learn about natural and technological hazards, and develop hazard and vulnerability assessments.
  • Study new and innovative methods for preparing communities and organizations to address the risk of emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.
  • Build leadership, communication, decision- making and problem solving skills through the development and completion of incident command system-based tabletop, functional and full-scale virtual exercises.
  • Explore the major legal and liability issues in emergency management and their potential roles in rule-making and policy development.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to develop, conduct and evaluate disaster exercises in highly-structured and applied, interactive educational simulations.

Career Opportunities:

  • County and city emergency and disaster management agencies
  • Regional and state emergency management and homeland security departments and agencies
  • Federal emergency management and homeland security agencies
  • Emergency management departments within many Federal agencies
  • Hospitals and public health agencies
  • Private corporations and businesses,including nuclear power plants
  • Criminal justice, firefighting and emergency service agencies

Admission Requirements:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Students must be prepared to take Survey of Math (Math 111) or College Algebra (MATH 121)
  • Students must be prepared to take Expository Writing (ENGL 101)
  • Transfer students must meet re-registration requirements to be considered for admission.

 


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 1864):

Semester I Credits

EADM 201 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
FYEP 101 First Year Experience 1
SOCI 101 Introductory Sociology (GER 3) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (any GER) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (any GER) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

EADM 205 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation 3
  Math Elective (GER 1)* 3
  Science Elective w/ Lab (GER 2) 4
  Liberal Arts Elective (any GER) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

EADM 220 Emergency Management and Response 3
EADM 222 Emergency Planning 3
  Science Elective (GER 2) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

EADM 320 Recovery and Resilience 3
JUST 230 Fundamentals of Homeland Security 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

BSAD 301 Principles of Management 3
EADM/BSAD 305 Public Budgeting & Fiscal Management 3
BSAD 319
JUST 314
Professional Ethics OR
Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

EADM 307 Legal Issues in Emergency Management 3
SOCI 325 Sociology of Disaster 3
  General Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

EADM 400 Incident Management Systems 3
EADM 430 Simulated Disaster Training* 3
JUST 429 Intro to Culminating Experience Seminar** 1
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VIII Credits

EADM 435 Disaster Simulation 3
EADM 485 Emergency Management Case Study 3
EADM 480 Internship in EADM OR 3-9
  U/L Program Elective 3
  U/L General Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Core Upper Level Electives:

1Program electives are JUST, EADM, and BSAD courses

* Must be MATH 111 or higher

** Fulfills writing intensive requirement

U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

SUNY Canton Course Descriptions

Jay Roorbach
roorbachj@canton.edu