Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
The bachelor’s program is designed to prepare students for emergency management careers in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. The interdisciplinary curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice, and emphasizes application of knowledge to practice settings. A total of 120 semester hours are required, with 30 required hours in emergency management education. This bachelor degree may be supported with a minor in Homeland Security (HS), a minor in Public Safety Telecommunications (PST), or other approved minors.
Emergency Management is a fantastically diverse career-field with a favorably projected future job growth. There are a variety of opportunities in public service at all levels of government and in a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare and private business.
- Emergency Management Director (FEMA, State, local, non-profit, private sector)
- Emergency Management Specialist
- Disaster Program Manager
- Emergency Planner
- Anti-Terrorism Specialist
- Information/Cyber Security Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Public Safety Telecommunicator
Median Annual Salary
|Emergency Management Director (FEMA)||$162,930|
|Emergency Management Director (Private Sector)||$128,500|
|Information/Cyber Security Analyst||$102,600|
|Emergency Management Director (State and Local)||$76,730|
|Emergency Management Director (Nonprofit)||$69,090|
|Emergency Management Specialist||$64,500|
|Disaster Program Manager||$47,900|
|Public Safety Telecommunicator||$46,670|
- Only program in Alabama and one of the few in the nation that offers Emergency Management academic degrees in all three levels (undergraduate, master's and doctoral). We also offer a Cybersecurity micro-credential and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management.