This is a program focusing on the application of the incident command system model to formulating and implementing effective response to natural and man-made disasters.
Includes instruction in contingency planning, hazard and risk assessment, joint operations, law and ethics, emergency rescue, and medical operations, incident command, terrorism and national security issues, law enforcement, relief administration, volunteer and citizen coordination, public relations and applications to specific types of incidents.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management (use the College Search feature and enter "crisis/emergency" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management Major?
Careers associated with this major include (but are not limited to) homeland security officer, security analyst, and response/recovery management. Generally you will need an advanced degree for a career in one of these positions.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Emergency Management Association
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management