Emergency and Disaster Management Minor


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Minor Advisor: Gary Williams, Jr.

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The minor in Emergency and Disaster Management introduces students to the principles, strategies, and practices for managing emergencies and mitigating the impact of disasters.  Students will gain theoretical knowledge for addressing various types of emergencies, including natural disasters, technological hazards, and human-made crises.

Students could explore topics such as risk assessment, emergency planning and preparedness, crisis communication, disaster response coordination, and recovery strategies. They will be given opportunities to analyze the factors contributing to emergency situations, assess vulnerabilities within communities and organizations, and develop proactive measures to enhance resilience and minimize damage.

The minor in Emergency and Disaster Management exposes students to valuable skills applicable across various fields, including public administration, healthcare, environmental science, engineering, and humanitarian aid.  Students will have the base knowledge to contribute to emergency response teams, disaster relief organizations, government agencies, and community resilience initiatives, making contributions to safeguarding lives, property, and infrastructure in the face of adversity.

To earn the Emergency & Disaster Management Minor, in conjunction with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in another discipline, students must complete the following requirements with a “C” or better in each course taken.

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Required Course: (6 credits)

  • EDHS 200 Introduction to Emergency & Disaster Health Systems (3 credits) GEP SS
  • EDHS 230 Community Lifelines (3 credits)

 Elective Courses: (12 credits) At least 6 credits have to be upper level (300 level or higher)

  • EDHS 231 Climate, Disasters, and Disparities (3 credits)
  • EDHS 300 Special Topics in Emergency and Disaster Health (3 credits)
  • EDHS 311 Stress & Burnout: Personal and Professional Issues (3 credits) GEP SS
  • EDHS 330 Management of Search and Rescue Operations (3 credits)
  • EDHS 340 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (3 credits) GEP C
  • EDHS 400 Program Planning: Theory, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDHS 423 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (3 credits)
  • EDHS 424 Disaster Response (3 credits)
  • EDHS 425 Disaster Recovery (3 credits)
  • EDHS 426 Health System Resilience (3 credits)
  • EDHS 430 EHS Epidemiology and Health Research Methods (3 credits)
    (STAT 121 or STAT 350 prerequisite)
  • EDHS 431 Leadership, Crisis and Risk Communication (3 credits)
  • EDHS 470 Emergency Response to Crisis (3 credits)