Emergency Management Certificate

Certificate - BA Level

This certificate prepares individuals to serve all stages of human suffering from immediate relief through community rebuilding and redevelopment.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Emergency Management Certificate, students should be able to apply key elements of disaster management strategies, theories, and concepts to simulated and practical situations.


An Emergency Management Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Emergency Management courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.

Required Courses

EMT3000 Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces and explores the field of emergency/disaster management.  It provides background for dealing with disasters, victimization, and economic losses from disasters in organized ways.  It examines how organizations serve communities and individuals from a service prospective.

EMT4100 Trauma: Understanding and Intervention 3 credits 5 weeks

The issue of trauma is something that any good disaster worker needs to understand and know how to identify.  This class will focus on the trauma that is experienced by those directly affected by the traumatic experience as well as those there to deliver aid.

EMT3000 Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery

PSY4200 Conflict 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed as an exploration on the emergence and management of human conflict, at different levels of analysis, and on the alternative methods of dispute resolution available. The course will focus on all stages of conflict resolution and transformation, interpersonal to international.