In addition, federal and state legislation has increased the demand at hospitals, business, industry, and all levels of government for well-educated individuals skilled in emergency planning and preparedness. Emergency Management is managing disasters for both public and private institutions, and the education to meet that need is HERE!
The University of Akron offers a Bachelor of Science degree in emergency management that is . . .
The University of Akron's Emergency Management and Homeland Security program is offered in various modes to fit yoiur busy schedule. No matter what you do, one of our course deliveries are bound to fit:
The program has two pathways for admission. Students begin the degree as a first-year student in the traditional pathway. Included in this pathway is 15 credits of specialty coursework where students can have an EMHS program specialty or concentration. (If a student is attending The University of Akron/Summit County Sheriff's Police Academy and enrolls into the EMHS program, the Police Academy will count for the 15-credit specialty area upon completion of the academy and also will qualify the student for financial aid for the Police Academy.)
As a "Step-Up" degree, the program builds upon strong technical programs in the following disciplines:
The Core Curriculum covers a wide range of subjects:
Our faculty are nationally recognized in the following fields:
Service learning is incorporated into coursework and joint projects with emergency management agencies, businesses, and schools. Students will have an opportunity to participate in hazard analysis projects, disaster research interviews, hazardous weather observations, and other practical classroom exercises.
Students are required to gain practical professional experience with a senior internship. Participation provides students with first-hand, on-the-job experience in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Students are placed in areas of interest to connect academic learning to job employment and career opportunity.
Many students majoring in this field have joined the campus chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers
See employment and wage data for emergency management directors from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at The University of Akron is dedicated to create a supportive environment for research, academics, and outreach in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. This Center will support and encourage multidisciplinary endeavors in these fields that will make a positive contribution to society.