University of Central Missouri offers a Bachelor of Science in Crisis and Disaster Management that is well suited for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of emergency management. Crisis managers respond in natural disaster events and man-made disasters. Through this program, students will gain expert knowledge on preparedness, response, mitigation, recovery, and much more. Enrolled students may also add an area of concentration to their curriculum. Areas of concentration that are offered include Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials, or Business Continuity. Graduates may find employment in the private sector, public sector, or non-governmental organizations as public safety personnel, industrial emergency responders, or business continuity planners.
The B.S. in Crisis and Disaster Management is a bachelor completion program that consists of 120 total credit hours. Students must have already completed their general education requirements prior to beginning this program. Core courses and elective coursework must be completed in order to earn the degree. Through this program, students will gain skills in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and organization. Individuals who choose a career in the field of emergency management are highly valued due to their specialized knowledge that can be used in public settings. Courses offered through this program ensure that graduates will be professional, competent, and knowledgeable while working in this challenging field.
The online format provides flexibility for individuals who fulfill other roles besides being a student. Students may enjoy the convenience of not commuting to campus and completing all of the work from home. Participants may also complete the program while maintaining employment and other commitments.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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