Emergency Management Minor
The objective of the academic minor in Emergency Management (EM) is to allow students to achieve one half of the HLS breadth requirement in a closely related discipline to Homeland Security. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deﬁnes Emergency Management (EM) as “the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.”
Students completing this minor will have a composite view of emergency management, and its integral role in Homeland Security and resilience, as well as how to design emergency management plans,continuity
of operations plans and how to design and evaluate exercises in both the public and private sectors. As such, the minor in EM formalizes an academic credential in an area vital to Homeland Security and of interest to several other disciplines and professions such as business, law enforcement, the government, the military, etc.
The Minor in Emergency Management will require five courses (20 credits). Two courses are also required by the Homeland Security major (Department of Security Studies) which provides the foundation for the minor and two from the Geography Department. One additional course from a list of electives is required to complete the minor. Students may take an unlisted course as an elective but only with prior approval by the minor coordinator.
|Fundamentals of Emergency Management|
|Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience|
|Natural Hazards and Human Disasters|
|Making Maps: GIS Fundamentals|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Sports and Large Event Security Management|
|Bioterrorism, Biosecurity, and Biodefense|
|Introduction to Data Science and Analytics|
|Behavior in Organizations|
Other elective only as approved by the coordinator
For more information about the Emergency Management minor on either campus, contact James Ramsay, minor supervisor, at James.Ramsay@unh.edu.