2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    Jun 24, 2022  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disaster and Emergency Management - BS in Health Studies

Return to: BS in Health Studies  

Emergency management is geared toward helping individuals and communities prevent, prepare for, and recover from natural and manmade disasters. A professional in this field may be charged with preparing and organizing communities for natural and manmade catastrophes and for building disaster-resilient communities. This includes spearheading and managing activities through each phase of the disaster and emergency management process, from prevention to preparation, relief, and recovery.

Students in this concentration will broaden their knowledge and skills in disaster management and examine threats to public health safety. Students can:

  • Learn how to develop long-term measures for reducing risk and preventing future disasters.
  • Discover effective methods for leading relief efforts and mobilizing resources when disasters strike, including assessing the needs of victims in emergency situations.
  • Examine the importance of disaster and emergency management to homeland security.
  • Gain a broader understanding of response tactics associated with terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The Disaster and Emergency Management concentration is a great choice for students who are interested in working within a nonprofit or federal agency, such as FEMA; the US military; a private corporation; or a public health organization.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)