Why Earn Your Online Emergency Management Degree at Saint Leo University?
The B.A. in Emergency Management - Fire Science provides students with the knowledge and skills in an increasingly important and dynamic discipline. The program prepares individuals from the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, and military personnel to manage the diverse challenges facing our nation as a result of recent disaster events and complex global threats. Students will learn theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are necessary to effectively manage a wide range of critical incidents to properly lead organizations in times of crisis.
Emergencies and disasters are increasing in both number and severity in the U.S. and around the globe. More than ever, organizations and communities must have knowledgeable and well-trained staff to handle various threats and risks. Such proactive organizations and communities will be prepared to have the leadership and resources in place to manage complex critical incidents.
This program consists of 9 core courses (27 credits) that provide a foundation to the emergency management field. Students must complete an additional 4 elective courses (12 credits) from among a list of 8 courses. Presently, a concentration in Fire Science is available with the following 4 courses:
- Principles of Fire and Emergency Services
- Fire Prevention Organization and Management
- Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services, and
- Fire and Emergency Services Administration
Our convenient online delivery format is ideal for public safety professional s or others seeking a regionally accredited education that fits their personal schedules.