Curriculum

Bachelor of Security and Emergency Management

Curriculum

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements

Complete the general university requirements.

General Education Requirements

Complete the general education requirements.

B.S.E.M. Degree Requirements

Complete the B.S.E.M. degree requirements.

Program Requirements1

Code

Title

Credits

BA F307

Introductory Human Resources Management

3

BA F457

Training and Management Development

3

HSEM/ACCT F271

Fiscal Management of Emergency Management Operations

3

HSEM F301

Principles of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

3

HSEM F412

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

3

HSEM F423

Disaster Response Operations and Management

3

HSEM F434

All-hazards Risk Analysis

3

HSEM F445

Business Continuity and Crisis Management

3

HSEM F456

Leadership in Dangerous Contexts 2

3

Complete one of the following:

BA F390 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
BA F391 Alaska Native Corporations: A Historical and Contemporaneous Perspective 3

HSEM F461

Human Security in Alaska 3

3

Complete 12 credits from the following:

12

URSA

Any course

 

HSEM

Any course not counted in major requirements

 

BA F330

The Legal Environment of Business

 

BA F317

Employment Law

 

BA F490

Services Marketing

 

COJO F300X

Communicating Ethics

 

COJO F335

Organizational Communication

 

COJO F353

Conflict, Mediation and Communication

 

ECON F201X

Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

 

ENGL F314

Technical Writing

 

GEOS F380

Geological Hazards

 

HSEM F452

Internship in Emergency Management

 

JUST F222

Research Methods

 

PS F304

International Security

 

PSY/SOC F250

Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences

 

STAT F200X

Elementary Statistics

 

Complete one of the available concentrations:

Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical and Public Health Management

Fire Administration

Homeland Security

Law Enforcement Management

 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 higher) courses.

View the BSEM degree requirements.

 

BSEM Concentrations

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.

Emergency 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.

Fire Administration

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.

Homeland Security

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:

2019/2020 Catalog

2018/2019 Catalog

2017/2018 Catalog

2016/2017 Catalog

2015/2016 Catalog

2014/2015 Catalog

2013/2014 Catalog

 

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"The course material has proven quite useful in my pursuit of education in the field and also in my professional development as a business continuity professional. The program instructors are great and have a wide range of hands-on industry experience, which they share with their students. It is a great honor to learn from instructors who work with FEMA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and police and fire departments and who are able to share the experiences and lessons learned throughout their careers."

Erick Anez, BSEM 2015