Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits
Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.
1 A total of 33 credits of major requirements from UAF HSEM lower-division courses, or any regionally accredited institution with an AA, AS, AAS-T, AAS or certificate
program within these subject areas: emergency/paramedical, environmental health and
safety, fire science, law enforcement, network/cybersecurity, process technology,
public safety or wildland fire, or commensurate military credit from the above subject
areas as approved by the program director.
2 Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.
3HSEM F461 may be used to meet the Alaska Native-themed requirement.
NOTE: Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper-division (F300-level or
View the BSEM degree requirements.
The BSEM offers a number of different concentration options. Each student in this
degree program must choose from one of the following concentrations; you can find
a detailed class list for each concentration on the BSEM catalog page.
Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management
The cybersecurity and information technology management concentration combines real-world
technical skills with sound cybersecurity and cyber resiliency knowledge to ready
students for careers in this high demand field. Courses include topics such as cybercrime,
resiliency and management.
The emergency management concentration is designed for students who want to develop
emergency management skills and knowledge to help with disaster response, exercise
building, community planning and resiliency.
Emergency Medical and Public Health Management
The emergency medical and public health management concentration is designed for students
who work in the medical field in any capacity, and who aim to add a foundation of
emergency management. Coursework includes classes in public health, incident command
and exercise design.
The fire administration concentration prepares students with a fire science background
for upper management jobs at fire departments. Having a strong background in emergency
management, in addition to a fire science background, makes these students ideal candidates
for officer positions in the fire industry.
The homeland security concentration is designed for students who want to develop homeland
security skills and knowledge to help with security, defense and protection. Coursework
includes classes in homeland defense, risk analysis and communication.
Law Enforcement Management
The law enforcement management concentration is designed to meet the needs of students
who work or aspire to work in public safety careers and who want to add to their
knowledge of the homeland security and emergency management fields. Topics include
public safety instruction, cybercrime, police leadership and trends in the field.
Sample Study Plan
The Security and Emergency Management Degree Map provides a roadmap of classes to take by semester. View the correct map for your
academic path based on your enrollment year, as degree plans can change annually:
Download the HSEM Flyer