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Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

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This program is ranked number two for “Best Value Online Emergency Management Programs for 2020.”

Logo for Top 25 best online emergency management programs.The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management provides you with a well-rounded learning experience to become an emergency management leader. It highlights emergency management fundamentals and enhances the resiliency you’ll be able to provide to your community or organization. Plus, you’ll apply your knowledge to real world practical settings.

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Program Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge of the five mission areas of emergency management as established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Develop leadership knowledge and skills that improve the operations, sustainability and effectiveness of emergency management organizations.
  • Demonstrate application of emergency management knowledge, processes, and tactics though the completion of an internship in public, private, or voluntary sector.

Career Information

Jobs in the emergency management field are projected to grow 4.9% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $74,420. The median wage for emergency managers in Missouri specifically is $63,690.

A Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management prepares you to enter fields such as:

  • Emergency management direction
    • Projected growth: 4.9%
    • Median annual wage: $74,420
  • Crisis management and PR direction
    • Projected growth: 6.4%
    • Median annual wage: $60,000

To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 39 hours specific to the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management. 

Concurrent Credit

The Department of Continuing Professional studies offers a concurrent credit option for undergraduate BS-Emergency Management students meeting the requirements described in the Graduate Catalog. Eligible students may enroll in up to 6 credit hours of selected graduate courses from the Master’s in Public Service and Safety Leadership. Successful completion of these courses will earn both undergraduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree and graduate credit toward the master’s degree. This opportunity allows students to save on tuition costs and expedite their progress toward a Master in Public Service and Safety Leadership degree.

Graduate Course Concurrent credit with:
PSSL 660: Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Program Promotion EMMT 403: Private Sector Emergency Management
PSSL 650: Ethics, Conflict, and Decision Making LDST 331: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution