Emergency Management Strategy and Planning Minor


The minor in emergency management strategy and planning enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to emergency management strategy and policy development. It is a comprehensive study of the disaster management cycle, including emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The world is becoming a crowded place with a dense population and increasingly frequent natural and human-made hazards. Thus, there is a high demand for risk reduction and educated, prepared public leadership. Students who complete a minor in emergency management strategy and planning gain insight and knowledge that will strengthen their marketable skills in various international, federal, state, and local governments, private sector businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following majors: BS Applied Psychology: Emergency Management Strategy and Planning or BS Business Management: Emergency Management Strategy and Planning.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Attain proficiency in the fundamental skills needed to successfully participate in an emergency management team.
2. Evaluate the integrated emergency management systems with resources and capabilities networked together, developing the means to address natural and human-made hazards.
3. Explain how different partners and core capabilities contribute to emergency management in their community by building on the resources necessary for developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.


Minor Requirements

BEHS 445Homeland Security and Emergency Management4
BEHS 510National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)4
BEHS 610Community Emergency Response4
BEHS 665Disaster Management4
BEHS 675Terrorism: Domestic and International4
Total Credits20