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Curriculum

B.S. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements
60 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
24 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
Ethics Elective
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT120 College Algebra or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Electives
15 crs.

Leadership Course
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
51 crs.
Designated Writing Course
3 crs.
BUS311 Managerial Communications
3 crs.
Major Core
33 crs.
EMH101 Introduction to Emergency Management and Homeland Security
3 crs.
EMH201 Risk & Vulnerability Assessment
3 crs.
EMH220 Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
3 crs.
EMH280 Crisis Communication and Social Media
3 crs.
EMH301 Disaster Planning & Preparedness
3 crs.
EMH340 Emergency Response & Incident Management
3 crs.
EMH360 History of Terrorism & Homeland Security in the United States
3 crs.
EMH370 Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction
3 crs.
EMH380 Crisis Decision-Making
3 crs.
EMH460 Internship or EMH300-400 Level Directed Elective
3 crs.
EMH490 Emergency Planning Project (Capstone)
3 crs.
Directed Electives*
3 crs.
100-200 Level Elective
3 crs.
Concentration/Directed Electives**
12-15 crs.
100-200 Level Elective
3 crs.
300-400 Level Electives
9 crs.

COLLEGE TO CAREER CORE
6 crs.
CTC101 College Success Seminar
1 crs.
CTC301 Professional Success Seminar
2 crs.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION
12 crs.
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ302 Criminal Procedure
3 crs.
CRJ311 Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals
3 crs.
CRJ401 Ethics and Discretion in Criminal Justice
3 crs.

CYBERSECURITY AND INFORMATION
ASSURANCE CONCENTRATION
15 crs.
CIS222 Fundamentals of IT Security
3 crs.
CIS244 Network Security
3 crs.
CIS322 IT Security Quality Management
3 crs.
CIS341 Enterprise Risk Management 
3 crs.
CIS342 Cloud Computing and Virtualization
3 crs.

POLICING CONCENTRATION
12 crs.
CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement
3 crs.
CRJ302 Criminal Procedure
3 crs.
CRJ309 Police Administration and Management
3 crs.
CRJ342 Crime Scene Investigation
3 crs.

*Students who choose the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Concentration will not take the 100-200 Level Elective.

**In lieu of one of the above concentrations, students majoring in Emergency Management and Homeland
Security may choose four Directed Electives within the program. Three of the Directed Electives must be at the 300-400 level. This plan should be guided by the Academic Program Manager for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the student’s Academic Advisor (MC) or Academic Success Counselor (ADP).

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and describe the four phases of emergency management: mitigation,

    preparedness, response and recovery

  • Students will be able to discuss the foundations of homeland security as they relate to the protection of the United States and its interests

  • Students will be able to describe the role of government, military, and public and private organizations in addressing emergency management and homeland security issues

  • Students will be able to develop and evaluate emergency management or homeland security plans

  • Students will be able to analyze cultural, political and religious implications of the terrorist environment

  • Students will be able to identify critical factors that allow effective communication, collaboration and

    cooperation among key stakeholders in the emergency management process

  • Students will be able to apply creative problem solving and decision making techniques to address emergency management and homeland security issues and provide viable courses of action