With the heightened concern over human-produced emergencies like acts of terrorism, and the continuing potential for devastating natural disasters, the need for professionals who can prepare for emergencies and minimize their risks continues to be in demand. Through coursework, you’ll learn to identify and avoid risks locally, regionally, and at a national level. You will learn about the National Incident Management System as well as incident command protocols. You’ll gain exposure to the five stages of disaster management: prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. While this minor pairs well with the criminal justice major, it is also suitable for many other programs of study. The universal need for emergency preparedness for natural and other disasters has become pertinent across all industries and occupations.
2020-21 Academic Year
Required Courses: 21 hours
A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).
- CJA 360 Homeland Security and Terrorism (3)
- CJA 460 Emergency Management (3)
- GEO 410 Hazards and Disasters (3)
- GEO 430 Geographic Information Systems OR GEO 435 Computer Mapping OR GEO 440 Remote Sensing (3)
Plus two of the following:
- ITE 408 Hazardous Materials (3)
- POS 402 State and Local Politics (3)
- POS 430 Public Policy (3)
- POS 445 Public Administration and Management (3)
- PSY 406 Death and Dying (3)