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Bachelor of Science with a major in Crisis and Disaster Management

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On Campus

Program Length:
41 Months

Number of Credits:

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.


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.


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.


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).

CGS3302C Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
ENC3213 Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
GEB3934 Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
MAN3151 Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN4045 Effective Team Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN4301 Human Resources Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN4554 Business Continuity Planning and Management 3.0 credit hours
PAD3370 Emergency Preparedness and Response 3.0 credit hours
PAD3383 Emergency Management and Public Policy 3.0 credit hours
PAD3390 Hazard Analysis and Risk Management 3.0 credit hours
PAD3395 Community Disaster Mitigation and Recovery 3.0 credit hours
PAD4372 Crisis and Disaster Management and Public Outreach 3.0 credit hours
PAD4374 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3.0 credit hours
PAD4392 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Design 3.0 credit hours
PAD4844 Disaster Health Management 3.0 credit hours
SOP3790 Crisis and Disaster Psychology 3.0 credit hours
SYD4511 Disaster and Society 3.0 credit hours
PAD4878 Crisis and Disaster Management Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours

ACG2001 Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
ACG2011 Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
BCN1014 Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
MAN1021 Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
PAD2070 Basic Emergency Planning 3.0 credit hours
PAD2071 Introduction to Crisis and Disaster Management 3.0 credit hours

IDS1021 Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
IDS1022 Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
IDS1023 Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
IDS1024 Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
IDS1025 Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
IDS1026 Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
IDS1027 Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
BCT1767 OSHA Standards 3.0 credit hours
CGS3362C Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
ECO2013 Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
FIN2001 Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
GEB1011 Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
MAN2163 Customer Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN2345 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.

English (6 Credit Hours)
ENC1101 English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
ENC2102 English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
CGS1060C Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communication (3 Credit Hours)
SPC1017 Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
AML1000 American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
MAC1105 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
MGF2106 College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
STA2014 Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
POS1041 Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
HUN1201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
PSY1012 Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

Why EU?
Accredited University

Everglades University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

100% Online Option

Option Flexible learning schedules fit for adult learning.

Multiple Campus Locations for In-Person Learning

5 campus options to choose from: Boca Raton, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa.

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