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Bachelor of Science

Crisis and Disaster Management

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The field of emergency management has advanced in recent decades, resulting in an increase in demand for qualified professionals. Citizens benefit from degreed crisis managers in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Business, industry, and public agencies are seeking qualified professionals with experience and education. The University of Central Missouri is preparing graduates for this growing field through its Bachelor of Science in Crisis and Disaster Management degree. Students who participate in this program may concentrate in the areas of emergency management, hazardous materials, or business continuity.

The certificate programs are an academic initiative targeted at military members wanting to further their education to advance their career, as well as those who may be retired from military service and looking for a career change. The class credit earned for a certificate will also transfer to the degree program.

The degree program facilitates individual professional development in a student-centered learning environment. Its multidisciplinary curriculum focuses on the principles of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery in an integrated program of study. Students who seek this degree are required to complete a practicum which provides them with a structured field experience to complement their educational accomplishments.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Core Requirements (24 credit hours)
CDM 3000 Intro to Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 3400 Community Mitigation & Recovery 3
CDM 4200 Disaster Management & Technology 3
CDM 4400 Research Issues in Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 4800 Integrated Emergency Management 3
CDM 4900 Technology Application Studies 3
CDM 4910 Field Exercise Project 3
CDM 4990 Practicum in Crisis & Disaster Management 3


Select one of the following options (12 credit hours)

Business Continuity Area
CDM 4715 Business Continuity Planning 3
CDM 4735 Critical Infrastructure 3
CDM 4745 Crisis Management 3
Departmentally approved technical elective 3

Emergency Management Area
CDM 3035 Emergency Response Planning 3
CDM 4015 Catastrophic Readiness 3
CDM 4035 Disaster & Society 3
Departmentally approved technical elective 3

Emergency Services Management Area
CDM 4515 Safety & Health for Emergency Responders 3
CDM 4535 Emergency Services Management 3
CDM 4575 Emergency Services Personnel Management 3
Departmentally approved technical elective 3

Environmental Hazards Area
CDM 3225 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response 3
CDM 4215 Environmental Disasters 3
CDM 4245 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
Departmentally approved technical elective 3

General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)
CHEM 1103 or CHEM 1104 3-4
Free Electives (42 credit hours)

Minimum Total for Bachelor Degree 120 credit hours

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


Business Continuity (12 credit hours)
CDM 3000 Intro to Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 4715 Business Continuity Planning 3
CDM 4735 Critical Infrastructure 3
CDM 4745 Crisis Management 3

Emergency Management (12 credit hours)
CDM 3000 Intro to Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 3035 Emergency Response Planning 3
CDM 4015 Catastrophic Readiness 3
CDM 4035 Disaster & Society 3

 

Emergency Services Management (12 credit hours)

CDM 3000 Intro to Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 4515 Safety & Health for Emergency Responders 3
CDM 4535 Emergency Services Management 3
CDM 4575 Emergency Services Personnel Management 3

Environmental Hazards (12 credit hours)
CDM 3000 Intro to Crisis & Disaster Management 3
CDM 3225 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response 3
CDM 4215 Environmental Disasters 3
CDM 4245 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3

Questions About the Program

Dianna Bryant, CIH, CSP
Program Coordinator
660-543-4971
ucmo.edu/irem
bryant@ucmo.edu or irem@ucmo.edu
Office:
         University of Central Missouri
         Missouri Safety Center
         Humphreys 200
         Warrensburg, MO 64093

Military transcripts can be sent to:

Maria Fussell

660-543-8351

fussell@ucmo.edu

Office:

         University of Central Missouri

         Extended Studies

         Humphreys 410

         Warrensburg, MO 64093

Fax: 660-543-8333





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