Environmental Hazards And Emergency Management

Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management - BA MDST Major

Emergency Management is the academic discipline that educates and trains those interested in protecting and building disaster resilient communities. The field of emergency management has shown significant growth and continues to further develop as disasters and major emergencies become more frequent and costly and as response and recovery from these events require collaboration and coordination.

Careers Opportunities

Emergency management professionals are employed at each level of government (e.g., local, state, and federal) and within various governmental agencies at each level.

  • Departments of Emergency Management
  • Departments of Public Health
  • Departments of Transportation
  • Departments of Public Works
  • Non-profit disaster relief organizations
  • Domestic and international nongovernmental organizations
  • Energy sector
  • Private sector emergency management consulting
  • Information technology

This multi-disciplinary concentration of study with a focus on environmental hazards and emergency management will prepare you to apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice, obtain a knowledge of natural hazards from a scientific perspective and the global, national, regional, and local impacts of these events, interpret and analyze appropriate data and information technology related to natural hazards and emergency management, recognize the effective methods for decision making and problem solving related to emergency management, and exhibit competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience and vulnerability within a community or organizations.

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Core Program 1 (18 credits)

  • ESCI 101 Earth System and Natural Hazards (3 credits)
  • OSEH 120 Introduction to Occupational Safety (3 credits)
  • EHEM 201 Introduction to Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • EHEM 305 Disaster Management and Community Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • EHEM 316 Introduction to Terrorism, WMO, and Homeland Security (3 credits)
  • EHEM 319 Emergency Management Planning (3 credits)

Core Program 2 (18 credits)

  • ESCI 107 The Atmosphere (3 credits)
  • ESCI 221 Physical Geology (3 credits)
  • ESCI 245 Environmental Meteorology (3 credits)
  • ESCI 366 Ocean Resources (3 credits)
  • ESCI 385 Global Change (3 credits)
  • GEOG 295 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

EHEM 498: Independent Study or Internship in Emergency Management. 

General Education (45 credits)

Millersville University's General Education curriculum is designed to cultivate the intellect by educating students to reason logically, to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to foster an understanding of the human condition. The General Education requirements are detailed here

Electives (36 credits)

All baccalaureate majors require students to complete a minimum of 120 credits.  Completing Core 1, Core 2, the Capstone Experience, and all General Education requirements typically requires 84 credits.  Students therefore need to take an additional 36 elective credits to reach the requirement of 120. Students work with advisors to select additional courses, minors, or second majors as part of this elective block.  


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