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.
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The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Emergency Management may include these career-focused courses:
Terrorism in Emergency Management
Technology in 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.
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.
This course explores planning within the overall emergency management field and its relationship to mitigation planning. The purpose, principles and resource needs behind the development of a communication plan are reviewed from the perspectives of planning teams and organizations.
Students in this course examine emergency management considerations when terrorist behavior or acts are a factor. Threats, consequences, and responses, from an interagency perspective are analyzed, throughout the life cycle of an emergency, from preparedness and planning to long-term recovery.
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.
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.
DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field.Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.