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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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Crisis and Disaster Management

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Crisis and Disaster Management?"

Why Major in Crisis and Disaster Management?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Crisis and Disaster Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and application of the four phases of emergency management; preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
  • Evaluate the roles, responsibilities and relationships between the private sector, public sector and non-governmental organizations in the response and recovery phases of an event.
  • Select methods to identify and evaluate risk exposure from internal and external hazards and to implement cost effective programs to maintain continuity of operations.
  • Employ effective communication skills, knowledge of program management, organizational skills and critical thinking.
  • Select technology to organize information, to communicate and to manage all phases of emergency management.
  • Recognize societal concerns, legal, professional and ethical responsibilities in the field.
  • Value the importance of continuous professional development in the discipline.

Related Career Titles

Administrative Aide Hurricane Planner
Administrative Specialist Insurance Claims Adjuster
Administrative Support Intelligence Operations Specialist
All Hazards Planner Investigator
Anti-Terrorism Coordinator Management & Program Analyst
Anti-Terrorism Program Analyst Management Programs Specialist
Anti-Terrorism Program Manager Mitigation Planner
Asst. Director for Plans Network Manager
Business Continuity Planner Operations Manager
Data Services Coordinator Operations Officer
Deputy Director Operations Planner
Disaster Services Paramedic
Dispatcher Planner
Emergency Management Director Public Information Officer
EMAC Planner Public Safety Officer
Emergency Medical Technician Radio Technician
Environmental Planner Risk Manager
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Hazard Mitigation Officer
Exercise Officer Training Officer
Firefighter Systems Analyst
Fire Chief Technical Hazards Specialist
Fire Prevention Officer Training Coordinator
Hazardous Materials Manager Transportation Security Screener

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

USA Jobs
Missouri Jobs
The International Association of Emergency Managers Jobs Resource
Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Affiliated Organizations

Center for Preparedness and Training
Emergency Management Institute
Federal Emergency Management Agency
International Emergency Management Student Association
The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association
Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Emergency Management
Missouri SEMA
Office of Domestic Preparedness
National Institute of Urban Search & Rescue
National Disaster Medical System
American Red Cross

Four-Year Academic Plan

Crisis and Disaster Management, B.S. Degree
Crisis and Disaster Management Major (Area 1: Business Continuity), B.S. Degree
Crisis and Disaster Management Major (Area 2: Emergency Management), B.S. Degree
Crisis and Disaster Management Major (Area 3: Emergency Services Mgmt.), B.S. Degree
Crisis and Disaster Management Major (Area 4: Environmental Hazards), B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Sarah Cavanah
Career Development Coordinator