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To help guide you through the thought process of earning a bachelor degree in Emergency Management through the Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program, we’ve compiled the following list of questions students have commonly asked us as they are just starting to consider the program through being accepted into the program. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I'm considering a Bachelor of Emergency Management. Tell me more about the Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program.

What does a Bachelor of Emergency Management (BEM) degree mean? What does it encompass?

What do emergency management professionals do? What careers are available in emergency management?

Are emergency management personnel called away from general areas often? What does this mean? Do options exist?

What are the advantages to earning an Bachelor of Emergency Management?

What is the credibility of this program?

As an HSEM student, what if I am deployed?

How successful (e.g., job placement) are HSEM students?

How long do HSEM graduates stay in their job?


Why should I consider UAF HSEM?

What is the UAF School of Management's accreditation?

What is the length of the program?

What classes do I need to take to graduate?

How many of my credits will transfer? How will my previous credits and professional credentials apply toward the degree?

What are the instructors’ experience?

What is expected of students?


I've made my decision! What are my next steps?

What and how are courses are offered?

Where do I begin? Who do I need to contact?

Who do I call for distance education questions and support?

What technology is used? What technical support is available if I have problems?

Planning ahead, what post-graduate support is offered?

What job fairs are available?

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