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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Emergency Management Kansas Wesleyan University: Prepare to help others in crisis
Tornadoes. Global terrorism. Earthquakes. Mass crime. Oil spills. In some cases natural and human-caused disasters can be prevented, in others, mitigated.
You can become part of this growing field. As an Emergency Management major at KWU, you will study how people and organizations prepare for and ultimately recover from catastrophic disasters.
The Emergency Management degree at KWU is one of the rare undergraduate programs of its kind offered at a Christian liberal arts university. Here you will not only acquire the knowledge necessary to help save lives and recover property, you will also get hands-on training in how to help people and communities move past devastating crises.
By preparing to handle massive emergencies head-on, you are equipping yourself to join a growing field of professionals dedicated to a life of community and national service.
Emergency Management program options
Emergency Management with a Homeland Security track
Emergency Management with a Victim Services track
Emergency Management with a NonGovernmental Organizations track
Emergency Management minor
Why study Emergency Management at KWU? Ours is the only program of its kind in Kansas!
Because of KWU’s size and student-centered philosophy, you will study in small classes where you will receive one-on-one attention and mentoring on your journey to becoming an emergency management specialist.
- Complete a required internship where you will get hands-on experience you can use in your career.
- Study with professors who have frontline experience in emergency management and preparedness.
- Choose from multiple specialties in Homeland Security, Victim Services or NonGovernmental Organizatons.
- Consider a minor in political science as a way to enhance your Emergency Management degree.
What can I do with an Emergency Management degree from Kansas Wesleyan University?
The Emergency Management degree program at KWU will prepare you to join the growing ranks of people who are working to keep our communities and country safe. Graduates in Emergency Management can expect to develop a career in corporations or businesses, public schools and colleges, hospitals, nongovernmental response organizations such as the Red Cross and in local, state and federal government agencies.
Sample Emergency Management classes
Studies in World Criminal Justice: Terrorism
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
"Protecting the population is a primary responsibility of government, and fulfilling this responsibility depends on the abilities of emergency personnel to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disaster. It means developing and maintaining a high standard of readiness and an ability to function effectively under crisis conditions. " - FEMA