Disaster and Emergency Management Specialization - B.S. in Health Studies

Emergency management is geared toward helping individuals and communities prevent, prepare for, and recover from natural and manmade disasters. A professional in this field may be charged with preparing and organizing communities for natural and manmade catastrophes and for building disaster-resilient communities. This includes spearheading and managing activities through each phase of the disaster and emergency management process, from prevention to preparation, relief, and recovery.

This concentration will broaden your knowledge and skills in disaster management and examine threats to public health safety. You can:

  • Learn how to develop long-term measures for reducing risk and preventing future disasters.
  • Discover effective methods for leading relief efforts and mobilizing resources when disasters strike, including assessing the needs of victims in emergency situations.
  • Examine the importance of disaster and emergency management to homeland security.
  • Gain a broader understanding of response tactics associated with terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The Disaster and Emergency Management concentration is a great choice if you are interested in working within a nonprofit or federal agency, such as FEMA; the U.S. military; a private corporation; or a public health organization.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (55 cr.)  
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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First Term Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, B.S. in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor.

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