Emergency-Management-Homeland-Security-Degree

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

If you want to be a go-to person in times of crisis, our B.S. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security degree program is for you. Through courses developed and taught by experts with years of experience in the field, you’ll learn how to anticipate and respond to and manage natural and man-made disasters.  

You’ll prepare for a career in wide array of local, state or federal emergency management and homeland security organizations, including emergency services, law enforcement, fire services, homeland security and disaster recovery. 

In our B.S. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security program, you’ll: 

  • Gain a core understanding of the four phases of emergency management: Mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
  • Participate in simulated disaster scenarios and learn how to prepare for and respond to acts of terrorism, including the use of weapons of mass destruction
  • Put your skills to the test during an internship at an emergency management or homeland security-related organization

Choose a concentration in one of the following:

  • Criminal Justice Leadership 
  • Policing

Post University’s B.S. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security (EMH) program provides students with a core understanding of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Students will develop skills to plan and prepare for pending emergencies, manage operations during an emergency, and conduct recovery efforts after an emergency. Equally so, the program will immerse students in modern methodologies used to secure the homeland, including preparation for and response to acts of terrorism, especially the use of weapons of mass destruction. Students will be provided a historical awareness of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad. The program will prepare the student to assess risk and vulnerability related to crises, natural and manmade events and terrorism. Core principles and methods of management of natural and man-made disasters will be examined. Students will complete analyses of past crises and disasters as well as pending threats. Students will utilize effective crisis communication techniques using a variety of media services and outlets. The program will focus on developing critical thinking in order for students to make well informed decisions grounded in ethics and leadership. The program emphasizes collaboration with all stakeholders.   

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