2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Emergency Management Minor

Description. The Minor in Emergency Management is designed to give students an understanding of concepts related to disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery from the perspectives of individuals, organizations, and government. Students who complete this minor will be capable of understanding and fulfilling assigned emergency management roles in their organizations, including interfacing with the designated local, state, and federal emergency management entities such as the New York City Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.   

Learning outcomes. Students will:
Identify federal, state, and local governmental roles in emergency management.
Apply principles of incident management to emergency scenarios.
Explain the interface of organizations with government in emergencies and disasters.
Assess protective measures necessary to provide for public and workplace safety during and following an event.
Develop detailed emergency response plans given a set of different potential emergency/disaster scenarios.   

Credits: 18 cr.

Requirements: This minor requires 18 credits; four courses are required and two are electives.  A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student’s major, other minors, or programs.

Note: This Minor is NOT open to students in the Emergency Services Administration (or Fire and Emergency Services) majors.

Part One. Required Courses

ESA 101Introduction to Emergency Management


ESA 215Emergency Incident Management


ESA 225Responder Health, Protection and Safety


FIS 319Hazard Identification and Mitigation


Total Credit Hours: 12

Part Two. Emergency Management Electives

Select two
ESA 227Emergency Dispatch and Communications


ESA 355Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services


ESA 360Response to Large Scale Disaster and Mass Casualty Incidents


SEC 310Emergency Planning


SEC 378Security Management Internship/Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 18