Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Normal Time for Completion: Four Years
This program is offered on the Main Campus and online.
Post University's Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security program provides students with a core understanding of the four phases of emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students will develop skills to plan and prepare for pending emergencies, manage operations during an emergency, and conduct recovery efforts after an emergency. Equally so, the program will immerse students in modern methodologies used to secure the homeland, including preparation for and response to acts of terrorism, especially the use of weapons of mass destruction. Students will be provided a historical awareness of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad. The program will prepare the student to assess risk and vulnerability related to crises, natural and manmade events, and terrorism. Core principles and methods of management of natural and man-made disasters will be examined. Students will complete analyses of past crises and disasters as well as pending threats.
Students will utilize effective crisis communication techniques using a variety of media services and outlets. The program will focus on developing critical thinking for students to make well-informed decisions grounded in ethics and leadership. The program emphasizes collaboration with all stakeholders.
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification. Professional credentials also have other requirements outside of education. Law enforcement and other public safety positions often require testing, specialized trainings, background checks, and more. Job requirements also vary by jurisdiction, involving the local, state, or national levels. Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify and describe the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Students will be able to discuss the foundations of homeland security as they relate to the protection of the United States and its interests.
- Students will be able to describe the role of government, military, and public and private organizations in addressing emergency management and homeland security issues.
- Students will be able to develop and evaluate emergency management or homeland security plans.
- Students will be able to analyze cultural, political, and religious implications of the terrorist environment.
- Students will be able to identify critical factors that allow effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation among key stakeholders in the emergency management process.
- Students will be able to apply creative problem solving and decision making techniques to address emergency management and homeland security issues and provide viable courses of action.