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Sociology, Emergency Preparedness, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
The Sociology, Emergency Preparedness program of Andrews University provides students with an “all hazards” approach in understanding the emergency preparedness process which includes understanding the core tenants of emergency management: preparedness, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation.
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Overview

Program Features

Students in the Sociology, Emergency Preparedness program of Andrews University will develop skills in planning and preparing for emergencies, the management of operations during an emergency, the implementation of recovery efforts after an emergency, and the after action assessment process. Opportunities in also developing essential skills such as, ethical decision making, critical thinking, analytical inquiry, and strategic planning are part of the curriculum. 

The concentration will also prepare students to assess risk and vulnerability associated with natural and man-made disasters and terrorism. Key principles and methods of incident management of various types of disasters, including the collaboration with all stakeholders, will be examined. 

Students will have the opportunity to understand the emergency preparedness process in the context of a Christian worldview. Upon completion of the concentration, students will be able to work in various areas of emergency preparedness at the local, state or federal level, including non-governmental disaster relief agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Sociology
  • Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
  • Research Methods Ill: Advanced Research Design-Experimental and Survey
  • Research Methods IV: Advanced Statistical Analysis & SPSS
  • American Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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