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Emergency Management Emphasis in the Organizational Leadership Major

Learn skills to Lead through crisis

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Help Communities

Minimize the effects of emergencies and disasters.

The next generation of emergency managers will require high levels of competency in operational expertise, academic credentials, response protocols, critical analysis skills, policy and strategic planning as society expands and global connectedness increases. A degree in organizational leadership with an emphasis in emergency management prepares you to help make plans and address crises so communities can still function during times of crisis.

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We aim to create a class schedule that fits your lifestyle, with online learning and options for 7-week accelerated courses.


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Enjoy flexibility and accessibility with our fully online emergency management programs. 

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Be Prepared

Learn the four components of managing emergencies.

Gain the confidence and training to handle anything. Emergencies are much more than reacting and rebuilding. There are four key components that are involved in keeping communities safe: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Attention to each of these components is vital to reduce damage from emergencies. Through the emphasis in emergency management, you’ll be prepared to address each of these components, no matter your career.

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Many of our students have served in the military. Veteran's Services is here to help you thrive and get the benefits you've gained from serving.

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The quality education you need with the flexible schedule and support you want.


In this emphasis, you'll take a set of core courses that represent the foundation of your degree; then, you'll take courses specifically related to emergency management.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Our generous credit transfer policy is your most efficient path to a degree. If you have an applied associate degree from any regionally-accredited institution, you can transfer in a minimum of 60 credits to the major.

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Major Benefits

As an emphasis within our organizational leadership major, so you'll benefit from professors from a wide array of fields and classmates with diverse experiences to expand your learning.

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Earn Your Certificate

Need practical skills in a shorter timeline? We offer certificates for both undergraduate and graduate credit in emergency management.

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Have a question? We've got answers! Patricia Hicks, Program Coordinator and Associate Teaching Professor, is here to help.

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