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Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The University of Akron

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11635 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security program of The University of Akron prepares students to manage and understand risk so that societies can live with natural and/or technological hazards.

Overview

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Fundamentals

Students learn specific and applicable skills to properly manage the system of disasters through a four-phase approach. This profession continues to grow as disasters and major emergencies become more frequent and costly, and as response continues to become more complex.

In addition, federal and state legislation has increased the demand at all levels of government and in hospitals, businesses and industries for well-educated individuals skilled in emergency planning and preparedness. Emergency management is managing disasters for both public and private institutions, and the education to meet that need is here at The University of Akron.

UA offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security that is:

  • The only degree of this type in Ohio
  • The first accredited program in the country, and the third to be created in the country, and
  • The only Emergency Management and Homeland Security Bachelor of Science degree program accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in emergency management opens the door to many career opportunities in such areas as:

  • local, state and federal levels of government
  • private sector companies, including insurance and consulting
  • nonprofit disaster relief organizations

Career Outlook 

With the growing number of natural and man-made disasters, emergency management has become a vital part of government and business. In addition, federal and state laws have increased the demand for individuals who are well-trained in emergency planning and preparedness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Disaster, Hazards & Risk
  • Statistics for Everyday Life
  • Homeland Security Policy and Process
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Terrorism
  • Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
71
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
48
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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