Certificate in Emergency Management

The certificate in Emergency Management (EMC) was developed to complement programs in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences as well as the Healthcare and Arts and Sciences.  The objective of the undergraduate certificate is to help better prepare students for entry-level emergency management positions, or to enrich the academic background of current practitioners. 


Core Requirements (12 Credits)

EMC 101 Fundamentals of Emergency Management

EMC 201 Response and Recovery for Emergency Management

EMC 301 Exercises and Technology of Emergency Management

COM 332 Managing Crisis Communications

Elective (3 Credits)

The one additional three-credit course required to earn the Emergency Management Certificate would be drawn from existing courses within the College’s offerings. 

Elective Courses may include:

CRJ 472 Terrorism

HLT 379 Healthcare Emergency Management

HLT 381 Disaster Management in Public Health

PSY 355 Psychology of a Cyber Attacker

PSY 412 Crisis Intervention

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

PSY 421 Trauma and Self-Care

PSY 422 Practical Implications of Trauma-Informed Approaches

SOC 350 Sociology of Disaster

SOC 351 Disaster and the Media

Total Credits for EMC Certificate: 15

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.