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Disaster Management Degree, BS - Everglades University

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Crisis and Disaster Management

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Crisis and Disaster Management, as well as to prepare him/her for an entry-level career in Crisis and Disaster Management. This Crisis and Disaster Management degree focuses on the management skills, business knowledge and associated critical thinking/decision making involved in planning, management, relief, and recovery from public crises and disasters.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN CRISIS AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Crisis and Disaster Management provides instruction in business and management skills and crisis and disaster management specific technical and occupational subjects, such as crisis and disaster management, terrorism, threat and emergency preparedness. This degree program prepares graduates for a productive career in the crisis and disaster management field. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, management skills, critical thinking, planning and response associated with public emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Crisis and Disaster Management provides students with a broad based knowledge of crisis and disaster management combined with a general education foundation and business and management applications. Graduates of this program will be prepared for productive management careers in the crisis and disaster management environment.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Crisis and Disaster Management, students must complete 123 credits as described below. The length of this program is approximately 41 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
English (6 Credit Hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts  3 Credit Hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
(OR)
College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science 3 Credit Hours)
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Crisis and Disaster Management 3.0 credit hours
Basic Emergency Planning 3.0 credit hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
( OR )
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
OSHA Standards 3.0 credit hours
Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Customer Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Financial  Management 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Supervision 3.0 credit hours

* The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Construction, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Macroeconomics, Finance, Management Information Systems, International Business, and Human Resource Management are commonly accepted disciplines for transfer credit into this degree major. Additional courses may be evaluated and accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs or Associate Dean.

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (54 CREDIT HOURS)
Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Effective Team Management 3.0 credit hours
Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
Crisis and Disaster Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Community Disaster Mitigation and Recovery 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Preparedness and Response 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Management and Public Policy 3.0 credit hours
Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ) Operation and Design 3.0 credit hours
Crisis and Disaster Management and Public Outreach 3.0 credit hours
Terrorism and Homeland Security 3.0 credit hours
Disaster and Society 3.0 credit hours
Disaster Health Management 3.0 credit hours
Business Continuity Planning and Management 3.0 credit hours
Crisis and Disaster Management Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
Total Credits Required As Described Above 123 Credits

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.