Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies / Emergency Management
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

Northern Arizona University offers an online liberal arts degree, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Emergency Management.  For those in emergency management careers, this program provides you with knowledge and understanding of the phases of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.  Coursework also helps students improve leadership, ethics, budgeting, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.  The liberal arts degree curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, linking theory to specific problems and case studies and focuses on vital emergency management components, including Homeland Security, Incident Management Systems, and emergency management and homeland security.  You will study, in the context of the emergency management field:

  • Exercise design
  • Exercise development
  • Conduct and evaluation planning
  • Grants 
  • Administration
  • Public sector environment  

This is designed as a bachelor completion program with students transferring credits from community colleges or other institutions into NAU and only the remaining 30 credits provide a basis for assessment of student learning objectives at NAU.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northern Arizona University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Bachelor completion is intended for students transferring 90 credits.