“A highlight of this program has been receiving instruction from experienced professionals who can relate the course material to practical, real-world applications.”

–Rachael Doniger, BEM 2015

The requirements for the Bachelor of Emergency Management (BEM) are as follows. A total of 120 credits are required to complete the BEM degree.

General Requirements

All students must complete the general university requirements.

Major Requirements

A) Complete  the following:

A total of 33 credits of major requirements from UAF HSEM lower-division courses, the emergency services A.A.S. degree from UAF Community and Technical College (CTC) or any regionally accredited institution within these subject areas: emergency/para-medical, environmental health and safety, fire science, law enforcement, network/cyber security, process technology, public safety, or wildland fire, or commensurate military credit from the above subject areas as approved by the program director.

B) Complete the following courses.

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BA F307 - Introduction to Human Resources Management

BA F390 - Organizational Theory and Behavior

BA F457 - Training and Management Development

HSEM/ACCT F271 - Fiscal Management for Emergency Management Operations


C) Complete 12 credits from the following courses.

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management - HSEM

Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity - URSA

BA F317 W - Employment Law

BA F330 - The Legal Environment of Business

BA F490 - Services Marketing

COJO F300X - Communicating Ethics

COJO F335 O - Organizational Communication

COJO F353 - Conflict, Mediation, and Communication

ECON F201 - Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

ENGL F314 W,O/2 - Technical Writing

GEOS F380 - Geological Hazards

HSEM F452 - Internship in Emergency Management

JUST F222 - Research Methods

PS F203 - Peace, War and Security

PSY/SOC F250 - Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences

STAT F200X - Elementary Probability and Statistics


D) Complete the following (major) courses.

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HSEM F301 - Principles of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

HSEM F412 - Emergency Planning and Preparedness

HSEM F423 - Disaster Response Operations and Management

HSEM F434 - All Hazards Risk Analysis

HSEM F445 W,O/2 - Business Continuity and Crisis Management

HSEM/LEAD F456 W - Leadership in Dangerous Contexts


E) Complete one of the following Concentrations.

For each available concentration, two (2)  the listed courses must be completed. Click any item for a course description and other details.

Cyber Security Management Concentration

HSEM 415 - Cyber Domain in the 21st Century

HSEM 416 - Cyber Security Management

HSEM 417 - Cyber Security Resiliency

HSEM 418 - Cybercrime, Fraud, and Law

Emergency Management Concentration

HSEM F405 - Introduction to Emergency Management Exercise Design

HSEM F407 - Comparative Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Management Concentration

HSEM 402 - Incident Command for Emergency Medical Services

HSEM 403 - Public Health in Emergencies

HSEM 404 - Public Safety Education

HSEM 405 - Introduction to Emergency Management Exercise Design

Fire Management Concentration

HSEM F439 - Supervising Emergency Services

HSEM F440 - Advanced Principles of Fire Service Administration

Homeland Security Concentration

HSEM F406 - Comparative Homeland Security

HSEM F408 - Homeland Defense and Security

 Additional Information

Review the BEM degree requirements in the UAF 2015-16 catalog.

Read the all of the HSEM class descriptions.

Review the HSEM BEM Degree Map for a road map of which classes to take in which semester. View the correct map for your academic path:
2013/2014 Catalog
2014/2015 Catalog
2015/2016 Catalog
2016/2017 Catalog
2017/2018 Catalog


 Additional Degree Options

HSEM offers the following undergraduate Minors

1) Emergency Management

2) Military Security Studies

HSEM also offers a graduate Master of Security and Disaster Management degree. 


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