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

Crisis and Disaster Management Degree in Florida and Online

In our increasingly volatile world, the demand for crisis disaster management professionals is greater than ever before. Individuals with a Crisis and Disaster Management degree are the very men and women who design and carry out plans to reduce the loss of life and property when disaster inevitably strikes. The major in Crisis and Disaster Management from Everglades University will prepare students for careers in public and private industries including local and state government, health care, and community services among others. Students may complete all program requirements online and at the Sarasota, Boca Raton, or Orlando campus.

 

The Bachelor of Science Degree 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. Courses include, but are not limited to Emergency Preparedness and Response; Disaster and Society; Relationship Management; Emergency Management and Public Policy; Human Resource Management; Basic Emergency Planning; and Disaster Health Management. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, global awareness, management skills, critical thinking, theory, planning, management, response, relief, recovery and specific cases associated with public emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes. Included in the curriculum are natural, technical, and human-induced crises. Graduates of this program will be prepared for productive management careers in the crisis and disaster management environment.

 

To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Crisis and Disaster Management, students must complete 123 credit hours as described below.

General Education Courses (30.0 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
College Math
(or Math courses equivalent or higher)
3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division Required Courses (33 credit hours)

Statistics 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
  Interdisciplinary Studies*
     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
     Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
     Principles of Supervision 3.0 credit hours
     Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
     Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
     Customer Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
*The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Macroeconomics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Information Security, 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 Department Chair.

Upper Division Required Courses (60.0 credit hours)

Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Organizational and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Crisis and Disaster Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Crisis and Disaster Management 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
Basic Emergency Planning 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