Online Bachelor of Science in Public Service & Public Policy (Emergency Management & Homeland Security)
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in public service and public policy with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security examines the challenge of protecting the safety and security of society. In this program, you'll learn skills such as disaster identification, analysis and management. This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage and assume positions of leadership within the field of emergency management and homeland security.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a bachelor of public service and public policy with an emphasis in emergency management?
The bachelor of emergency management will improve your understanding of disaster-related needs, including:
- Emergency preparedness.
- Strategic risk reduction and resilience capacity building.
In an increasingly interconnected world, digital and physical disasters are valid concerns for governments, businesses and more. Earning an emergency management bachelor’s degree allows you to take on leadership roles related to the protection of people, assets and communities.
If you’re looking to further your expertise in this field, you can complete this program as a part of the 4+1 accelerated option with a Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security.
What do you learn in a homeland security bachelor’s degree?
A homeland security bachelor’s degree gives you the skills needed to handle both public and private security threats, including:
Will my homeland security bachelor's degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Bachelor of emergency management and public service and policy courses
In the homeland security bachelor’s degree, foundational courses in sociology, government and policy create a foundation for future advanced courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own electives, allowing you to focus on topics specific to your interests and career goals. Featured courses include:
What can I do with a bachelor's degree in emergency management?
Careers in homeland security and emergency management exist in both the private and government sectors. While the bachelor’s in emergency management focuses on concepts more relevant to the public sector, both career paths are suitable for graduates. Specific career examples include, but are not limited to:
Public service and public policy bachelor’s degree admission requirements
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Preparing new leaders in public service
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.
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