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Emergency Management Degree Specialization

Earn a bachelor's degree in Justice Administration with a specialization in Emergency Management to take advantage of growing opportunities in mitigation, preparedness, response, or recovery activities for natural disasters, technological disasters, terrorism or war activity, or hostage situations. A DeVry University education in this field will help you prepare for it all, from emergency planning and crisis intervention to using current technology in the field.

Prepare for a career in Emergency Management by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for a career as an emergency planner, emergency management system (EMS) director, emergency preparedness program specialist, or hazard mitigation officer.

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Emergency Management Courses

The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Emergency Management may include these career-focused courses:

  • Emergency Management - This course deals with emergency or disaster risk mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include managing complex organizations and emergency decision-making, interagency cooperation, risk assessment, planning preparations, humanitarian interventions, and recovery challenges.
  • Disaster Response - Students in this course explore various types and phases of disasters, responses that are planned or improvised, and problem avoidance during disasters. Urgent care of disaster victims, search and rescue, dealing with fatalities, and models of overall recovery operations are examined.
  • Emergency Planning - In this course, which explores planning within the overall emergency management field and its relationship to mitigation planning, the purpose, principles, processes, and resource aspects of planning are considered for planning teams and organizations, and communication of plans.
  • Terrorism in Emergency Management - Examining emergency management considerations when terrorist behavior or acts are a factor, this course looks at threats, consequences, and responses, with an interagency perspective, through the life cycle of emergency management, from preparedness and planning to long-term recovery.
  • Technology in Emergency Management - In this course, students learn to use technology in emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, as well as key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process. Operational problems and recovery are analyzed.
  • Crisis Intervention - This course explores approaches to intervening in traumatic or dangerous social events precipitated by groups, individuals, or environmental factors, with consequences for individuals or groups. Decision-making under time limitations and uncertainty is considered.

To learn more about required and elective Emergency Management courses as well as those for the Justice Administration degree program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.