Emergency Management

Program Description Type Degree
Emergency Management, A.S.DegreeA.S.
Emergency Management, B.S.DegreeB.S.
Emergency Management, MinorMinor

Educational Goal:

Develop a professional emergency manager better positioned for the 21st century environment.

The following program educational objectives have been established for students in this program:

  1. To gain an essential understanding of the basic fields and the interdisciplinary nature of the emergency management discipline.
  2. To gain a fundamental knowledge of emergency management terminology and all phases of the emergency management discipline – preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
  3. To develop an understanding of how emergency managers think, gather and process data, and reach conclusions.
  4. To think critically about hazards and disasters and what to do about them.
  5. To understand how communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
  6. To develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  7. To engage in problem solving.
  8. To be exposed to a rich variety of perspectives and ideas from across the Emergency Management community.

Career Development and Professional Growth Objective:

Within two to three years of graduation, the majority of our graduates in emergency management will be working in governmental agencies, non-profit agencies, or private industry and in many cases will be engaged in advance degrees. After five to ten years, many of our graduates will have established themselves as leaders within their field and communities.

Advising Information:

Completion of the A.S. in Emergency Management is required for the B.S. in Emergency Management.

This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the major academic plans (MAPs). All emergency management courses are live-online. Students must have minimum computer requirements as listed in the program information provided at https://www.isu.edu/esd/. 

Course sequencing should be arranged to meet individual needs. In addition to other degree requirements, 36 credits of general education are required for this program. There are some general education classes that serve as prerequisite requirements for some emergency management courses. As such, students are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment with Rachel Azzarito at 208-373-1760 or azzarach@isu.edu for more information. 


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