Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Certificate

Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (223102C)

The discipline of emergency management continues to evolve. Emergency management is becoming more complex and there is a demand for well-educated individuals in both the private and public sectors.

These courses provide emergency management foundations which can be applied to many careers including but not limited to: crisis management, business continuity, health services, public administration, political science, geography, homeland security, communications, and computer information systems or related areas. The courses offered provide emergency management skills useful in many careers whether as a student or a practitioner looking to expand their knowledge.

The granting of this certificate does not require completion of a degree.

Program Contact
Dr. Stacy Willett
Program Lead Faculty 
Polsky 314

The following information has official approval of The School of Disaster Sciences and Emergency Services and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses9
Total Hours21

Required Courses 

EMHS:305Principals of Emergency Management and Homeland Security3
EMHS:350Disaster Preparedness & Response3
EMHS:370Hazard Science and Management3
Total Hours9


Select 12 credits of the following Emergency Management Electives:12
Disasters in Film and Media
Disaster Research Methods
Introduction to Terrorism
Disaster Mitigation
Disaster Recovery
Crisis Leadership
Private Sector Disaster Applications
Current Topics in Emergency Management
Total Hours12