Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor's Degree Program
Get ready for high-demand, service-driven careers helping communities deal with terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies. Our fast-paced, hands-on degree in security and emergency management provides real-world skills and training that prepare you to hit the ground running in your chosen career.
We offer one of the only homeland security and emergency management degrees delivered in the context of a business school — offering a unique mix of emergency preparedness and business management training that will be a great asset in the field. Our program is consistently ranked in the top 5 of homeland security and emergency management degrees nationally.
The security and emergency management degree is offered both in-person and online. We also offer six concentration areas that allow you to customize a course of study specific to your interests and professional objectives.
Who Is the Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Designed For?
This degree is designed for students who want to help communities address challenges related to terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies. Concentrations are available in:
- Fire administration
- Emergency management
- Homeland security
- Public safety administration
- Cybersecurity and information technology management
- Emergency medical and public health management
The online version of the security and emergency management program is ideal for students looking for greater flexibility to work remotely, or who live outside the region and want to access one of the top homeland security programs in the nation.
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Why Earn Your Degree in Security and Emergency Management at UAF?
Our homeland security and emergency management program prepares you to make an impact on your community and shape the growing emergency services field. Learn more about why to earn your homeland security degree at UAF.
- Work with emergency managers, participate in field exercises and engage in other field-based, hands-on learning opportunities that will help you hone your professional skills.
- Focus your online degree in fire administration, emergency management, homeland security, public safety administration, cybersecurity and information technology management, or emergency medical and public health management.
- Gain foundational business management knowledge and training in one of the only homeland security and emergency management degrees delivered in the context of a business school.
- Apply your military, healthcare, first responder and ROTC experience toward your homeland security and emergency management online degree requirements.
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What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Security and Emergency Management?
When you earn your homeland security and emergency management degree online at UAF you can be confident in your future career prospects. Nearly 100% of our homeland security majors find a job prior to graduation.
A degree in emergency management was the perfect fit for my career in incident management. The quality of the material is top-notch and the “real-life” relevancy of the lessons can be applied to all types of careers. I plan to continue with the online Master of Security and Disaster Management program. Obtaining this level of education complements my years in the wildland firefighting field and has opened doors to exciting career opportunities.Sarah Saarloos, Public Information Officer on the Alaska Incident Management Team in Anchorage
Security and Emergency Management Degree Requirements
The degree in homeland security and emergency management combines courses in disaster preparedness and business leadership (including crisis management and risk management). The program offers concentrations in fire administration, emergency management, homeland security, public safety administration, cybersecurity and information technology management and emergency medical and public health management.
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