Career Paths

Nearly 100% of BSEM students are employed either when they graduate or, in some cases, prior to graduation. Having a bachelor’s degree in emergency management helps the marketability of each student and it shows their focus, discipline, knowledge and experience.


  • Disaster response coordination
  • Fire departments
  • Homeland security
  • Emergency medical services
  • Program coordinators
  • Emergency management
  • Red Cross
  • Military
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Local, state and federal government jobs
  • Law enforcement
  • Business continuity
  • Risk management

Please note: These job postings are pulled from our university-wide career site, Handshake. Job postings appear on this list based on the degrees and other options chosen by employers when listing their job opportunity. You may see some position listings that do not appear to be directly related to this degree. However, they are positions that an individual with this degree could also explore - either while still a student or after graduation. This also does not represent an exhaustive list of all opportunities to which a student with this degree may apply, but simply a sample of currently available positions. You can view all available jobs on Handshake by clicking the link above or by clicking the "More Jobs" link at the bottom of the listing section.

Rachael Doniger

For me, a highlight of this program has been receiving instruction from experienced professionals who can relate the course material to practical, real-world applications. In addition, my fellow students come from a broad range of professions and offer unique perspectives. My experience in the HSEM program has broadened my own emergency dispatcher viewpoint to a more global emergency management perspective. I strongly believe this degree can provide career advancement opportunities in both the private and public sectors of emergency management.

BSEM 2016