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Crisis and Disaster Management @ UCM

Which option is right for you?

Earn your Bachelor of Science or a stand-alone certificate

Whether you are looking to begin your college career, are transferring from another institution to complete your bachelor's degree, or need some additional credentials to boost your resume, Crisis & Disaster Management can help you reach your goal!

The diverse students enrolled in CDM have a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Some have experience in public safety, fire, or emergency medical services, while others have experience in business, service or hospitality. Many have connections to volunteer organizations and public service organizations.

Students choose this program because they want to:

  • build their knowledge base,
  • develop skills, and
  • practice what they are learning through community service learning opportunities.

To be successful in this program and after graduation it is critical that you develop outstanding interpersonal skills and a broad knowledge base in the social sciences in addition to technical knowledge and skills that have been tested through years of public service.


Crisis and Disaster Management BS Degree



Crisis & Disaster Management offers four Certificates that can be earned independently or as part of the Bachelor of Science degree:

Institute for Rural Emergency Management

IREM is a community outreach center focused on the emergency management needs of rural America.  

Key project areas include establishing and disseminating best practices for rural communities, first responder training, safety and health workshops, and educational or professional development opportunities for future emergency managers and current student scholars. Learn more about IREM.



Dr. Lynn Urban
Chair, School of Public Services
Humphreys 300
Tel: (660) 543-4188



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