Learn How to Manage Emergencies

SRU’s Minor in Emergency Management prepares you to prepare for, mitigate, respond and recover from disasters

Emergency Management (Minor)

Offered by: Homeland/Corporate Security and Leadership

Natural disasters occur daily whether they are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or even pandemics.  Additionally, man-made disasters such as terrorist acts, active shooters, and bomb threats create demands upon emergency management professionals. Emergency management includes coordinating and supervising resources and responsibilities to assist organizations to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters. This minor is designed for students with an interest in applying emergency management principles to their area of study either to enhance their degree or specialize within their area of study. 

Why Choose a Minor in Emergency Management?

There are two main reasons to minor in emergency management. First, you may want to specialize in your industry whether it is safety management or criminology/criminal justice and become the subject matter expert on emergencies, or you want to diversify your skill set and improve your marketability to employers.  

What Will You Learn?

In this minor, you will learn the principles of emergency management, and how to manage disasters. Additional coursework includes planning for emergencies and the various economic and social dimensions encountered once a disaster occurs. You also have electives where you can further explore weapons of mass destruction, or the effective forms of communication in emergencies and crises. For those students interested in furthering their education, a research course is offered. 

Careers In Emergency Management?

Students may enter this field by working at the federal, state, or local level, or by working in the private sector with their organization’s emergency management division.