Emergency Management

Students develop Emergency Management concentrations to understand the wide range of issues arising from disasters, acts of terrorism and other emergencies.

This interdisciplinary bachelor's concentration aims to develop a broad and deep knowledge of your chosen field by considering:

  • the causes and consequences of emergency situations
  • management issues relating to planning, response, and recovery
  • community and public health impacts
  • the political, social, historical, cultural, and scientific aspects of emergencies

If you are interested, you may want to consider independent study and internship opportunities with the New York State Emergency Office, located in a number of areas across New York.

Courses Relevant to Emergency Management

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Introduction to Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Communications
  • Disaster Planning and Control
  • Fire and Emergency Services Administration
  • Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
  • Bioterrorism (a science-based course)
  • Managing Bio-Terrorism and Public Health Emergencies
  • Organization and Management of Disaster Response
  • Perspectives on Terrorism
  • Protecting America: Cases and Controversies
  • Psycho-Social Impacts of Mass Disasters
  • Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
  • Fire and Western Civilization
  • Politics and Leadership in the Bureaucracy