Emergency Disaster Management Major 

Why study Emergency and Disaster Management?

The purpose of the emergency and disaster management major is to integrate theory with practice and prepare the student to understand, manage, and mitigate the physical and human consequences of natural, technological, civil, and human-caused hazards. The emergency and disaster management major consists of 54 semester credits. In addition, students must complete the general education core, along with additional elective credits to complete the 120 semester credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree. At least 18 credits in this major must be earned in upper division coursework. A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation. This major is not available on the Fayette campus.

Job outlook (2012-22):

  • Emergency Management Directors*
  • Job outlook: 8% increase
  • Wages: The median annual salary for an emergency management director was $59,770 in 2012, or $28.73 per hour.
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*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Emergency and Disaster Management is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations:

  • Select education centers
  • Online Program