Emergency Management

This educational concentration within the Bachelor's program focuses on understanding the broad range of issues arising from disasters, acts of terrorism, and other emergencies. The perspective is interdisciplinary, considering causes and consequences, community and public health impacts, and management issues relating to planning, response, and recovery, among other things. Political, social, historical, cultural, and scientific aspects also come into play, and you will graduate with broad and deep knowledge of your chosen field. 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

Here is a sample of available courses:

  • 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 Controverises
  • 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

Sample Degree Program in Emergency Management

The Center for Distance Learning Catalog has a complete set of course listings and more detailed information pertaining to the Bachelor's degree.

Students may also be able to apply for credit for college-level learning obtained from training programs conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management agencies. Emergency medical services licenses and CPR certificates may also qualify for college credit.

Some of this training has already been evaluated for credit by the American Council on Education. The college accepts credit recommendations of the following institutions:

  • National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction for training programs of the Nassau County Emergency Medical Services Academy,
  • the New York City Fire Department,
  • the New York City Police Department,
  • the New York State Division of State Police, and
  • the North Shore University Hospital Center for Emergency Training and Development.

In addition, some training programs offered by

  • the Massachusetts Fire Academy,
  • the New York City Department of Correction,
  • the New York City Transit Police,
  • the New York City Police Department,
  • the New York State Department of Corrections, and
  • the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Fire Academy

have been evaluated for credit by the college.

For information on tuition, college application, course registration and more, visit our Center for Distance Learning.