As a consequence of the rapid changes in emergency management and the administrative duties currently being experienced by these professionals, academic degrees are being sought and requested by public and private emergency managers. The surrounding social, economic, political, bureaucratic and business contexts within emergency management are becoming more complicated requiring a more sophisticated engagement and expanded knowledge base for the professionalization of the field. Not only have the recent needs of county, state and federal agencies been articulated for such programs, the issue of applied research and the necessity for interdisciplinary programs (e.g., business, engineering, law, geology, psychology, public health, etc.) have been emphasized to meet the changing nature of emergency management.
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Science