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Emergency Management

The emergency management major provides a diversity of courses designed to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to help save lives and property from the impact of emergencies, disasters and catastrophes.

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The Program

Emergency management is both a profession and a field of study addressing the four stages of disaster management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. The field covers natural and technological disasters, as well as issues of homeland security. The mission of the major is to create a group of graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management.

Faculty and Facilities

The Department of Emergency Management at North Dakota State University has five faculty members specializing in emergency management. The faculty provides expertise in specialties including, but not limited to, response operations, building disaster resistant and resilient communities, social vulnerability to disasters, mitigation, preparedness, business continuity and spatial analysis.

Laboratories

NDSU is engaged in a collaborative effort with the North Dakota Division of Emergency Management with an alternative emergency operations center (EOC) in Bentson/Bunker Filedhouse that is available for use should the main EOC for the state of North Dakota become inoperable. The availability of such a facility provides multiple opportunities for training and study in how an EOC operates when faced with an incident. NDSU houses a Center for Disaster Studies Emergency Management as well.

Preparation

Students are encouraged to plan a curriculum that gives them a broad general education. Emergency management is an interdisciplinary field drawing on the social, behavioral, natural and applied sciences. Our program also prepares students to pursue their interests in emergency management and related fields at the graduate and professional level. We also offer graduate work leading to a master's or doctorate in emergency management.

Career Opportunities

Numerous public and private sector career opportunities are available to those graduating with an emergency management major. Positions are available at all levels of government. A wide variety of local, national and international volunteer organizations routinely hire people trained in emergency management, and there is increasing emphasis on hiring emergency managers in the private business sector. In light of the continuing need to manage natural and technological disasters and current homeland security issues, there will be an increasing need for highly skilled emergency managers.

Internship Program

Students in emergency management may apply for internships. Students typically complete internships during their junior or senior year. Internship opportunities exist in many agencies throughout the region and nation and can be done anytime during the calendar year. Students who complete internships are able to combine the theoretical and applied aspects of professional preparation. Internships are an important element of successful job placement. Students can work in a variety of settings, including state and local government, human service and volunteer agencies, community development organizations, business and industry.

Sample Curriculum

General Education Requirements

Credits

____________________________________________________

First Year Experience

  Univ. 189 - Skills for Academic Success

1

Communication

  Comm. 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

  Engl. 110, 120 - College Composition I, II

3, 3

  English Upper Division Writing

3

Quantitative Reasoning

  Stat. 330 - Introductory Statistics

3

Science & Technology

10

Humanities & Fine Arts

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences Sciences

  Soc. 110 - Introduction to Sociology

3

  Social & Behavioral Science Elective

3

Wellness

2

Cultural Diversity

  Anth. 111 - Introduction to Anthropology

-

Global Perspective

-

Total

40

College/Department Requirements

Credits

____________________________________________________

Humanities Elective(s)

3 or 6

Social Science Elective(s)

3

Fine Arts Elective

3 or 6

Total

12

Major Requirements

Credits

____________________________________________________

EMgt. 101 - Emergency, Disasters and Catastrophes

3

EMgt. 261 - Disaster Preparedness

3

EMgt. 262 - Disaster Mitigation

3

EMgt. 263 - Disaster Response

3

EMgt. 264 - Disaster Recovery

3

EMgt. 291 - Career and Professional Development

1

EMgt. 414 - Spatial Analysis in Emergency Management

3

EMgt. 430 - Socio-Behavioral Foundations of Emergency
Management


3

EMgt. 496 - Emergency Management Internship

3

Soc. 340, 341 - Social Research Methods and Lab

3, 1

Major Electives

12

Electives

29

Total

70

CURRICULUM TOTAL

122

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic adviser or with the Office of Registration and Records.

Minard Hall
Room 428


Minard Hall is located on the south end of campus on Albrecht Boulevard (Campus Map)

Contact Information

Department of Emergency Management
North Dakota State University
Minard Hall 428
Dept. 2351, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8925 or (701) 231-5595
E-mail:Daniel.Klenow@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/emgt/

Office of Admission
North Dakota State University
Ceres 114
Dept 5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Email: NDSU.Admission@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/


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Office of Admission
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Campus address: Ceres Hall 114
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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5230 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014 10:15:26 AM