Bellevue University Tops U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News and World Report listed Emergency Management Specialist as one of the top 50 careers in 2011, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected almost 4,000 new jobs in the field from 2010-2020.

Meet the Program Director - Greg Allen

Emergency Management Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Overview

With the unfortunate increase in natural and manmade disasters, the need for professionals equipped to manage and lead during emergencies is on the rise. Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management will help you to make a difference in your community by organizing and preparing for disaster management and relief. The degree will provide you with the in-depth knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in law enforcement, firefighting, or safety and security within both the public and private sectors. Through our building-block approach, you will become familiar with a variety of disaster events. You will then develop a skillset and master the application of management mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Your coursework includes topics such as natural and manmade threats and disasters, policies and procedures, command structure, planning, legal issues, technology, communication, exercise design, and risk assessment with regard to emergency management.

Learning Outcomes

With our Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, you will develop a detailed comprehension of the “how” and “why” disasters happen, and the risks they pose. If you choose to continue your education, the path will be set to pursue Bellevue University’s Master of Science in Emergency Management. After successful completion of the Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, you will be able to do the following:

  • Analyze natural and manmade disasters
  • Explain the policies and procedures pertinent to emergency management
  • Evaluate the different exercises and techniques that can improve emergency management
  • Assess how the National Incident Management System and other federal mandates impact emergency management
  • Evaluate the operations of emergency communications systems

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