Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security. The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management program is to prepare students for emergency management careers in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. The interdisciplinary curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice, and emphasizes application of knowledge to practice settings.
Emergency management practice occurs in a variety of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and business/industry. Government agencies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their state and local counterparts. Non-profit organizations include American Red Cross and Salvation Army. The increasing emphasis on homeland security will create additional opportunities for individuals with emergency management degrees.
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security includes courses in Emergency Response to WMD Event, Legal Fundamentals in EM and Homeland Security, Introduction to Terrorism, Public Information Policy, Transportation Security , Management Systems in Disaster, Critical Infrastructure, Current Issues in Homeland Security, Planning and Preparedness for Homeland Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction as well as many others.
Hours to Complete: A total of 128 semester hours are required, with 30 required hours in the major.
Primary Contact for Online Program Information:
Phone: (256) 782-8262 or (800) 231-JAX1 ext. 8262