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Emergency Management

Bachelor of Science

The field of emergency management is expanding rapidly.  Current and future emergencies are more likely to be complex, span boundaries, and require coordinated, collaborative leadership to protect the public and its resources.  Students participating in the emergency management program will be prepared to build community resilience and sustainability, and engage in planning and response that overcomes challenges.  The program empowers students to acquire knowledge, skills, and practical applications that represent best practice within the field of emergency management.

Program goals

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management will be able to:

  • Relate the foundations of the emergency management framework, principles and systems to real world examples  
  • Demonstrate best practice leadership skills using analytical, decision making and problem solving capabilities 
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills, guided by knowledge of the elements of social context and sound cultural competence  

 

Program outcomes

Students who earn a B.S. degree in Emergency Management from Anna Maria College will:

  • Have an integrative understanding of emergency management principles and systems;
  • Be able to describe the hazards that threaten communities on a local, regional, national or global scale;
  • Have a critical understanding of the operations frameworks, systems, and professional roles that shape current emergency management;
  • Have developed the leadership, problem solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required in the field of emergency management;
  • Perceive disasters as shaped by the social contexts of the communities where they emerge and will be prepared to bring cultural competence and respect for the dignity of all persons to the arena of emergency management;
  • Be prepared to contribute to community resilience and sustainability through hazard mitigation, planning, and collaborative strategies;
  • Have the oral, written and technological communication skills consistent with standards in the field of emergency management;
  • Have a grounding in emergency management practice as informed by research and policy analysis;

  

Students who earn a B.S. degree in Emergency Management from Anna Maria College will:

  • Apply collaborative and coordinated approaches for overcoming emergent challenges
    • Assessment through student participation
    • Test, Quiz, Research Paper
    • Case study analysis
    • Role play and team based exercises
  • Describe, analyze and identify mitigation strategies of the hazards that threaten communities on a local, regional, national or global scale
    • Assessment through student participation
    • Test, Quiz, Research Paper
    • Case study analysis
    • Discussion posts
  • Evaluate emergency management research to formulate and implement effective planning and response
    • Assessment through student participation
    • Test, Quiz, Research Paper
    • Case study analysis
    • Presentations
    • Discussion posts
  • Participate in emergency management practical simulations and analyze results
    • Assessment through student participation
    • Test, Quiz, Research Paper
    • Case study analysis
    • Interviews  
    • Presentations
    • Observation
    • Reflective Essay
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions
    • Assessment through student participation
    • Test, Quiz, Research Paper
    • Case study analysis
    • Presentations
    • Journals and Reflective Essay
    • Internships