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 discipline closely related 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.

For more information about the Emergency Management minor on either campus, contact Terrence O'Sullivan, minor supervisor, at Terrence.O'Sullivan@unh.edu.

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.

Required courses16
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
Organizational Behavior
Behavior in Organizations
Other elective only as approved by the coordinator
Total Credits20