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Curriculum

Core Courses

15 credit hours

Students visit on campus for orientation and introduction into the degree program.

  • Required Courses (9 credit hours)
    • DEM 5001 Biostatistics
    • DEM 5050 Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness
    • DEM 6010 Practicum in Selected Track
  • Management and Leadership Cluster (3 credit hours - 1 course selected from the list)
    • DEM 5010 Leadership and Organizational Behavior for Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 5020 Preparedness Planning, Mitigation and Continuity Management
    • DEM 5030 Executive Leadership and Administration
    • DEM 5040 Security Management in a Global Society
  • Threats, Hazards and Impacts Cluster (3 credit hours - 1 course selected from the list)
    • DEM 5060 Environmental Hazards in Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 5070 Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    • DEM 5080 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters
    • DEM 5090 Weapons of Mass Threat and Communicable Diseases

Elective Courses

21 credit hours

If student chooses a specialzation track, the student must take 4 courses from their chosen track, plus 2 additional courses selected from the entire curriculum, including courses from any track or from the management or threats clusters.

  • General Electives
    • DEM 6110 Community Vulnerability Assessment
    • DEM 6120 Psychosocial Dimensions of Disaster
    • DEM 6130 Risk and Crisis Communications
    • DEM 6150 Grant Writing for Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 616X Leadership Topics in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 6170 Elective Practicum
    • DEM 6180 Exercise Design
  • Maritime Safety Track Electives (12 credit hours)
    • DEM 6210 Introduction to Maritime Safety
    • DEM 6220 Maritime Safety and Security Leadership
    • DEM 6230 Maritime Safety for the Cruise and Yachting Industries
    • DEM 6240 Concepts in Shipboard Safety Management
    • DEM 6250 History of Maritime Disasters
    • DEM 6260 Maritime Environmental Responsibilities
  • Cyber Security Track Electives (12 credit hours) *
    • DEM 6310 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • DEM 6320 Information and Security Protection
    • DEM 6330 Cybersecutiry and the Constitution
    • DEM 6340 Cyber Vulnerability
    • DEM 6350 Data Mining
  • Criminal Justice Track Electives (12 credit hours)
    • DEM 6423 Interagency Disaster Communication
    • DEM 6424 Community Disaster Preparedness
    • DEM 6404 Community Planning, Response, & Recovery for Families & Children
    • DEM 6410 Emergency Preparedness Public Policy and Law
    • DEM 6440 Conflict Management in Times of Crisis
  • Public Health Track Electives (12 credit hours)
    • DEM 6500 Epidemiology of Disasters
    • DEM 6141 Social Vulnerability: Implications in the Disaster Cycle
    • DEM 6510 Public Health Issues in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 6520 Veterinary Challenges in Disasters
    • One PUH Elective from Interprofessional Elective Courses listed below
  • Fire Administration Track Electives (12 credit hours)
    • DEM 5030 Executive Leadership and Administration
    • DEM 6610 Fire Service Operations
    • DEM 6423 Interagency Disaster Communications
    • DEM 6424 Community Disaster Preparedness
    • DEM 6410 Emergency Preparedness Public Policy and Law
    • DEM 6440 Conflict Management in Times of Crisis
  • Environmental Hazards Track Electives (12 credit hours)
    • DEM 5060 Environmental Hazards in Emergency Preparedness
    • DEM 5080 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters
    • DEM 6260 Maritime Environmental Responsibilities
    • DEM 6710 Weather and Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
    • PUH 5220 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Interprofessional Electives (choose two 3-credit courses)
    • PUH 5201 Foundations of Public Health
    • PUH 5314 Global Health
    • PUH 5430 Epidemiology
    • MI 6421 Geographic Information Systems
    • MI 6405 Public Health Informatics
    • NSAM 5001 Current Historical Issues in National Security Affairs
    • NSAM 5002 Terrorists and Terrorism: Theory and Practice
    • NASM 5003 National Intelligence Collection and Analysis: Theory and Practice
    • NSAM 5004 Border Protection and Military Issues
    • NSAM 6643 Social Aspects of Terrorism 
    • NSAM 6654 Islam, Conflict, and Peacemaking
    • NSAM 6640 Critical Incidents Response

* MMIS, ISEC, and NSAM courses offered at tuition rates designated by the School or Program through which the courses are offered.

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