The Bachelor of Emergency Management degree from UAF is more than just a piece of paper or a box to check. It is one milestone in a lifetime of shared experiences, successes, and lessons learned.
Our students are....
Many HSEM students are already working as first responders or have served in the military.
As military personnel and first responders, our students have saved lives, protected homes, and defended our country. They are dedicated to public service.
Driven by a commitment to service, HSEM students are taking their next career steps by pursing a degree that offers a lifetime of leadership, respect, and opportunity.
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What Our Students Have to Say
Hear directly from our students via the video and quote below and learn first-hand their thoughts about the HSEM program. Additionally, read about a typical day in the life of a few of our students, who describe what it’s like to be a student and a first responder.
Rachael Doniger, BEM Student
Dispatcher, Snohomish County Police Staff and Auxiliary Services Center
"The BEM program at UAF allows people in the military or the emergency service fields such as fire, EMS, police, or like me, a 9-1-1 dispatcher, to highlight the skills and experiences they have acquired throughout their tenure and apply them towards the growing fields of emergency management and homeland security.
Working full-time shift work, I needed a financially affordable, quality program that was online and flexible with my schedule; this program offers such a format. Lectures can be attended anytime as one’s schedule allows, or in real-time either by in-class attendance or via the web, offering the opportunity to build rapport with other classmates and the instructors.
To date, my experience in the BEM program has broadened my scope of knowledge and perspective from an emergency dispatcher viewpoint to a more national, if not global, EM perspective, highlighting the intricacies of the field and the impact disasters can have around the world. This degree provides career advancement opportunities in both the private and public sectors of emergency management."
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