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This course addresses the pre-disaster phases of Emergency Management, including planning, preparedness, and mitigation. The class covers the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and their influence on modern community Emergency Management and Homeland Security. EMGT 8060 is intended to prepare students for the various tangible and intangible considerations EMGT professionals face when planning and preparing for disasters, either natural or man-made. (Cross-listed with PA 8160).

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed or be concurrently taking the beginning core of the MPA curriculum.

Emergency Management and Disaster Science

Emergency Management and Disaster Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management as well as minors in Emergency Management, Fire Service Management, and Tribal Management and Emergency Services. The program also offers an undergraduate certificate in Tribal Management and Emergency Services. Emergency Management and Disaster Science was developed over a two year period by an interdisciplinary group composed of faculty from diverse University departments and programs, as well as community and public safety leaders in related professions. The program was approved in the summer of 2012. The curriculum developed is intended to provide an education that encompasses the broad array of knowledge and experience necessary to conduct emergency services and emergency administration, and to meet the demand for Emergency Management professionals at the federal, state, and local government levels, in the business community, and within the nonprofit organizations active in disasters.