Emergency Management Minor

Interdisciplinary Studies Office

The interdisciplinary Emergency Management Minor is designed for students with a diversity of backgrounds and interest in applying that background to emergency management, community resilience to disaster, environmental hazards mitigation, emergency management response, and business continuity/disaster recovery, and will address the following critical knowledge:

  • the physical and social dimensions of disasters through combining knowledge from various physical, social, and applied disciplines;
  • the intersection of public policy to disaster risk, response, and mitigation;
  • the intersection of the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors and how this effects emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery;
  • sustainable development, planning for and response to extreme events and change in our physical and human landscapes; and
  • communication dynamics and persuasive communication.

A. The Minor

18 semester hours, 9 hours from the core and 9 hours from the list of approved electives.

B. Core (9 hours)

1. EMGT 3100 (ESCI 3100/PADM 3100) - Seminar on Emergency Management (3)

2. Select one from:

  • ESCI 4251 Environmental Hazards (3) 
  • ESCI 3131 Severe Weather (3)
  • CJUS 4190 Terrorism: Social and Legal Perspectives (3)

3. Capstone Experience: pre-approved internship experience related specifically to emergency management policy, procedures, planning, etc. Alternatively, the student could complete a research seminar/project on a relevant and pre-approved emergency management topic. Select one from:

  • EMGT 4000 Internship (3) 
  • ESCI 4621 Investigations in Geography (3)
  • CJUS 4100 Ind. Dir Studies (3)

C. Electives (9 hours)

Three courses (9 hours), none of which have been used to fulfill the core requirements, from among the following groups with no more than two courses (6 hours) from the same group:

1. Physical Management:

  • ESCI 4251Environmental Hazards
  • ESCI 3131 Sever Weather
  • ESCI 4551 Urban Planning Studio
  • ARCH 4551 Site and Environmental Planning

2. Human (Social/Cultural/Legal/Political):

  • CJUS 4190 Terrorism: Social and Legal Perspectives
  • ANTH 4510 Health, Culture, Environmental Justice
  • PADM 3601 Introduction to Public Administration
  • PADM 4221 Issues in Urban Administration
  • SOCI 3701 Individual and Society
  • SOCI 3401 Social Inequality
  • ANTH 4220 Cultural Perspectives/Environment
  • COMM 3322 Theories of Persuasion

With approval from the Emergency Management advisor, special topics courses related to emergency management topics may be substituted to fulfill requirements for the minor.