Emergency Management Certificate Student
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Learn to Lead in the Event of an Emergency

Natural disasters and technological hazards unleash complex and devastating effects on communities of every size. An effective response demands qualified personnel who can coordinate human services and disaster recovery operations following the worst-case scenario. Wilmington University's Emergency Management certificate program introduces students to the four phases of managing a disaster: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Qualify yourself for contingencies

This 15-credit, five-course undergraduate certificate program provides the basic qualifications for entry-level emergency management positions in law enforcement agencies and other public safety services, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. The certificate also complements and specializes a WilmU bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Behavioral Science.

Gain experience in emergency procedures

Students in the Emergency Management certificate program will acquire practical knowledge in coordinating disaster planning and response, including identifying and reducing hazards, designing and delivering staff and public training, developing government relations, assessing damage, communicating in a crisis, and networking community relief resources.

Learn from professional planners

WilmU's Emergency Management certificate curriculum has been designed in partnership with and is taught by regional disaster management, public safety, and communication professionals, who bring their real-world experiences to the classroom for a cutting-edge look at the workings of emergency operations.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service Members
  • Local, State, and Federal Emergency Management Personnel
  • Public Health Workers

The Emergency Management certificate is available in the following formats and locations:



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