Disaster And Emergency Management

A community’s level of emergency preparedness can reduce risk and expedite recovery efforts in the wake of a natural or man-made disaster. This concentration can help you gain a better understanding of each phase of the disaster and emergency management process, from prevention to preparation, relief, and recovery. Explore long-term measures for reducing risk and preventing future disasters, discover effective methods for leading relief efforts and mobilizing resources when disasters strike, and examine the importance of disaster and emergency management to national security.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Concentration (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

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

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 1000 Course Foundations of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3000 Course Environmental Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3100 Course Human Disease and Prevention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4105 Course Healthcare Finance and Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4200 Course Public Health Policy for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4050 Course Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4202 Course Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4302 Course Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4402 Course Planning and Budgeting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4103 Course Drugs, Gangs, and Organized Crime Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4301
or
CRJS 4303
Course Terrorism

WMD and Disaster Response
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 4900 Course Capstone in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 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 six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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