Emergency Management

School of Management
Department of Business Administration
907-474-7461
www.uaf.edu/som/programs/bem/

B.E.M. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 129 - 131 credits

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There is an ever-increasing demand for fire department and emergency services administrators educated in fire science, emergency medical services, rescue practices, hazardous materials, terrorism threats and business management practices. The business administration department offers students the opportunity to combine technical expertise derived from the associate of applied science degree in emergency services with a curriculum in business management to become highly competitive candidates for job openings and promotion to chief officer or administrator positions within fire departments and other related fields of emergency services.

Fire chiefs and emergency services administrators of the future will need a combination of knowledge and experience covering fire science, EMS, government and politics, accounting, business practices, personnel management, employment law, organizational theory and behavior, training and management development, organizational communications, technical writing, public policy, and leadership and civic engagement offered in the emergency management degree curriculum.

Major -- B.E.M. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete MATH F107X* or MATH F161X* and STAT F200X.*)
  2. Complete the B.E.M. degree requirements *.
  3. Complete 33 credits of major requirements from the UAF emergency services A.A.S. degree or any regionally accredited institution fire science A.A.S. degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  4. Complete the following*:
    PS F101--Introduction to American Government/ Politics--3 credits
    ACCT F261--Accounting Concepts/ Uses --3 credits
    ECON F200--Principles of Economics--4 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business --3 credits
    BA F307--Personnel Management --3 credits
    BA F317W--Employment Law --3 credits
    BA F390--Organizational Theory and Behavior --3 credits
    BA F452W--Internship in Emergency Management --3 credits
    BA F457--Training and Management Development --3 credits
    COMM F335O--Organizational Communications--3 credits
    ENGL F314 W, O/2--Technical Writing --3 credits
    PS F321--International Politics --3 credits
    PS F403W--Public Policy --3 credits
  5. Complete 15 credits in the Leadership and Civic Engagement minor as follows:
    1. Complete the following:
      NORS F205--Leadership, Citizenship and Choice--3 credits
      NORS F486--Senior Seminar/ Leadership and Civic Engagement--3 credits
    2. Complete 9 credits from the following. At least one course must be a PS elective and one course must be a HIST elective:
      PS F202--Democracy and Global Society--3 credits
      PS F263--Alaska Native Politics--3 credits
      PS F301--American Presidency--3 credits
      PS F315--American Political Thought--3 credits
      PS F462--Alaska Government and Politics--3 credits
      HIST F131--History of the U.S.--3 credits
      HIST F132--History of the U.S.--3 credits
      HIST F361--Early American History--3 credits
      HIST F364--History of the U.S. 1945- Present--3 credits
      RD F300W--Rural Development in a Global Perspective--3 credits
      RD F325--Community Development Strategies--3 credits
  6. Minimum credits required--129 - 131 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper-division (F300-level or higher) courses.
Note: Must take two upper-division writing intensive and one upper-division oral intensive course(s).


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