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About the CCPS Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management degree program is designed to provide a well-rounded learning experience to current and future emergency management leaders in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. The curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice and emphasizes application of knowledge to real-world practical settings. It highlights the fundamentals of emergency managemeent while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices necessary to enhance resiliency for communities or organizations.

The Emergency Management major requires 51 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

Required Courses 36 hours

EMMT 101: Introduction to Emergency Management Principles and Practice
EMMT 202: Hazard Identification
EMMT 301: Social Aspects of Disaster
EMMT 303: Disaster Planning and Preparedness
EMMT 305: Disaster Response
EMMT 307: Disaster Recovery
EMMT 401: Hazard Mitigation
EMMT 403: Private Sector Crisis and Emergency Management
EMMT 405: Public Information Management
EMMT 497/498: Internship

Choose two EMMT electives (6 hours)

Required Leadership Concentration (12 hours)

LDST 101: Foundations of Organizational Leadership
LDST 300: Theories/Models of Leadership
LDST 331: Negotiation/Conflict Resolution
LDST 400: Grant Writing

EMMT 259: Organized Incident Management

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking


COMM 220: Business Communication and Writing
PHIL 210: Ethics
MATH 109: College Algebra 
CHEM 103: Fundamentals of Chemistry
ENVR 321: Hazardous Materials
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 314: Community Psychology
ECON 210: Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 211: Principles of Macroeconomics

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs