2007-2008 Academic Catalog

Degree Programs

Emergency Management

School of Management
Department of Business Administration
(907) 474-7253

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 107X* or MATH 161X* and STAT 200X.*)
  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 101--Introduction to American Government/ Politics--3 credits
    ACCT 261--Accounting Concepts/ Uses --3 credits
    ECON 200--Principles of Economics--4 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business --3 credits
    BA 307--Personnel Management --3 credits
    BA 317W--Employment Law --3 credits
    BA 390--Organizational Theory and Behavior --3 credits
    BA 452W--Internship in Emergency Management --3 credits
    BA 457--Training and Management Development --3 credits
    COMM 335O     organizational Communications--3 credits
    ENGL 314 W, O/2--Technical Writing --3 credits
    PS 321--International Politics --3 credits
    PS 403W--Public Policy --3 credits
  5. Complete 15 credits in the Leadership and Civic Engagement minor as follows:
    1. Complete the following:
      NORS 205--Leadership, Citizenship and Choice--3 credits
      NORS 486--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 202--Democracy and Global Society--3 credits
      PS 263--Alaska Native Politics--3 credits
      PS 301--American Presidency--3 credits
      PS 315--American Political Thought--3 credits
      PS 462--Alaska Government and Politics--3 credits
      HIST 131--History of the U.S.--3 credits
      HIST 132--History of the U.S.--3 credits
      HIST 361--Early American History--3 credits
      HIST 364--History of the U.S. 1945- Present--3 credits
      RD 300W--Rural Development in a Global Perspective--3 credits
      RD 325--Community Development Strategies--3 credits
    3. 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 (300-level or higher) courses.
Note: Must take two upper-division writing intensive and one upper-division oral intensive course(s).