2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management / Homeland Security Study Sequence (AA)

Vision Statement

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security program at UMFK offers a liberal arts education with an emphasis in public administration, emergency management and public safety. The degree program is designed to academically-prepare students with the professional skills to seek employment or advancement in public service, governmental and nongovernmental management and public safety, including law enforcement, and the criminal justice system at the federal, state, regional and local levels.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Emergency Management/Homeland Security program at UMFK is to educate students about institutions, systems, and practices related to emergency management, as well their historical context and current issues; law enforcement and the criminal justice system with an emphasis on rural issues; develop intellectual curiosity, analytical skills and academic scholarship; provide opportunities for community service, service-learning projects, and field experience; and to prepare students for professional employment opportunities in the field.

Program Description / Goals

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security program provides a liberal arts/public management background for students interested in a career in public service and public safety administration.

Program Requirements

  • General Education Requirements 29 credits

Recommended Support Courses

*(Required core courses for consideration should you pursue the Bachelors of Science in Rural Public Safety Administration degree)

Techniques for Assessment

Students are assessed in all classes using various means including written and oral assignments, quizzes, midterm and final exams, and research projects. Courses also may utilize case studies, term papers, and team projects and presentations to enhance the students understanding and knowledge. Graduates are required to complete an alumni survey and provide feedback regarding the quality and effectiveness of the education received.

Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall Semester Freshman Year - Total 16 credits

Spring Semester Freshman Year - Total 16 credits

Fall Semester Sophomore Year - Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year - Total 13 credits