Why Study With Us

Newest reason? You can complete your major remote synchronously or in person!

Transfers Save Time and Money

 

Current and former military transfers

We value the service of our military men and women at NDSU, and we understand that it is a struggle to navigate University curricular requirements and your busy schedule in order to complete a Bachelor's Degree.

As of Fall 2020, current and former military men and women can save up to a semester when pursuing an undergraduate degree when they major in emergency management. If NDSU recognizes 15 or more credits of your military training as transferable, you do not have to complete a minor. This reality saves you 15-24 credits or 5 to 8 classes and lots of time and money in the process. 

Transfers with an AA/AS/AAS Degree

Transfer students who have completed an Associates of Arts (AA), an Associates of Science (AS), or an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree and major in emergency management will have the minor requirement waived. This reality saves you 15-24 credits or 5 to 8 classes and lots of time and money in the process. 

Flexibility

The undergraduate major and all minor options may be completed in person, face-to-face or remote synchronous as of Fall 2020. This flexibility allows students to complete the degree in the manner that best suits their work and personal life.

The Program is Career Focused

As a new student in NDSU’s emergency management program, we will talk with you about your career goals before your first class. Regardless of whether you intend a career as an emergency management professional, a job in a related field, or to go on to graduate school, we will work closely with you to ensure you know what it will take to achieve your goals. The faculty meet with our students face-to-face and often. We will help you identify what you can do to maximize your chances of completing our program and walking into a job. We will be both your cheerleaders and accountability partners. At commencement, we will proudly celebrate your graduation and the next stage of your career. Learn more about how our program is designed to support your job placement.  

Our Graduates Get Jobs

Every three years, we survey our program graduates to learn about their job placement outcomes. We last surveyed Fall 2020, and 80% of our graduates responded. We are thrilled to report that 94% of respondents who graduated in last three years have secured full-time employment, and 72% achieved job in intended category. The latter finding means that those who wanted emergency management jobs got them (e.g., business continuity, safety specialists, emergency managers, emergency preparedness coordinators/specialists, etc.), those who wanted emergency management-related jobs (e.g., law enforcement, fire, military, public health, etc.) got them, and those who wanted non-emergency management jobs got those (e.g., teacher). And 61% achieved their job in their intended category in 3 months or less.

You'll Make Life Long Connections

  • Small class sizes
  • Team-oriented, hands-on projects
  • Strong mentoring from faculty
  • Helpful alumni
  • Emergency management student lounge
  • Monthly coffee with the department head

    You will find professors and peers who are down-to-earth and easy to talk with, both in and out of class. We spend a lot of time studying, working and conversing, both in formal settings, such as classrooms, and informal settings, such as the student lounge or a nearby coffee shop. We’ll know your name and story, and you will know ours. You will have us as a professional network and support system throughout your education and future career.

    You'll Learn from the Best

    • We are face to face.
    • We were the first to offer a doctoral degree.
    • We are one of a few institutions to offer all levels of degrees.
    • We lead national groups working on emergency management programs, theory and curriculum.
    • We collaborate with national, state and local officials on enhancing practice and research in the field and even have formal partnership agreements cementing our relationship with some!

    NDSU is a major research university where students learn from top researchers in their fields. Faculty members in the emergency management department are internationally known for influencing the development of the field and academic discipline. They also are known for conducting cutting-edge research that involves undergraduate and graduate students.

    Fargo-Moorhead is Awesome

    The Fargo-Moorhead area has a population of more than 220,000, making it the largest community between Minneapolis and Seattle. The city consistently appears on national lists of best places to live and is noted for its safety, health care, recreation, job opportunities and economic development.

    The community offers a vibrant downtown, fine dining, movie theaters, boutique shopping, sporting events, concerts and shows at many venues. It has a thriving arts scene and an energetic community of entrepreneurs and innovators. Many parks throughout the metro area offer outdoor recreation opportunities for every season.

    The F-M area is friendly, safe and easy to get around. Bus service both around campus and in the community is free for NDSU students. An international airport, train service and a commercial bus line serve Fargo-Moorhead.

    Learn more about what a cool place Fargo is to live at Fargo UndergroundNorth of NormalFargo Monthly, and the Fargo Park District!

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