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Bachelor of Science in Emergency & Disaster Management

Program Details

The online BS in Emergency & Disaster Management degree program from Upper Iowa University integrates theory with practice to prepare students to understand, manage, and mitigate the physical and human consequences of natural, technological, civil, and human-caused hazards. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Emergency Preparedness & Planning
  • Disaster Response & Recovery
  • Psychology of Disaster
  • Hazards Mitigation
  • Public Budgeting Process


  • Official high school transcript
  • Official GED certificate or score report
  • Evidence of a passing score on tests recognized by the state such as the High School Equivalency Test (HSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
  • Official college or university transcript that lists the high school graduation date
  • ACT or SAT scores (if seeking admission as a freshman)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission