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Bachelor of Arts

The Emergency Management concentration is designed to develop leadership abilities in management, to be utilized in all types of disaster situations, emphasizing Christ-like service to those in need.  Graduates of this program will be trained to serve all stages of human suffering from immediate relief through community rebuilding and redevelopment.

Concentration Objectives

Upon completion of the Business major and the Emergency Management concentration, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  5. Apply key elements of emergency management strategies, theories, and concepts to simulated and practical situations.

Concentration Course List

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.

Prerequisite:
EMT3000

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.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
  • Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
  • Application form and payment of Application Fee.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.