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 online degree with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security prepares you to tackle complex issues of both mitigation of and response to natural or man-made disasters.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

In recent years, many factors have increased the importance of emergency management and homeland security and the need for trained professionals in these fields. This program will prepare you to approach complex issues of mitigation of and response to natural or man-made disaster.

An undergraduate degree in public service and public policy with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security opens the door to a challenging career as a professional emergency manager. The advancement of technology has created the potential for more devastating disasters than ever before. As a result, there is an increasing demand for emergency managers who have a solid foundation in scientific and technical disciplines, as well as management skills.

Students can complete this program as a part of the 4+1 accelerated option with an MA in emergency management and homeland security.

Featured courses


PAF 400: Senior Capstone Project


PAF 360: Emergency Management I


PAF 200: Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century


PAF 201: Economics and Public Policy (SB)


PAF 301: Applied Statistics (CS)


PAF 311: Leadership and Change (SB)


PAF 340: Contemporary Policy Challenges


PAF 460: Public Service Ethics


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy with a concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

CEO


Growth: -3.9 %
Salary: $183,270

Compliance Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Emergency Manager


Growth: 7.7 %
Salary: $72,760

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $100,410

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Logistics Manager


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $92,460

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Security Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

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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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Nationally recognized public service programs

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. 

Top 10


Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

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schools.

20


research centers. 

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