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.
Security and Emergency Management Concentrations
Depending on your specific career interests, you can specialize your security management degree in:
- Fire administration
- Emergency management
- Homeland security
- Public safety administration
- Cybersecurity and information technology management
- Emergency medical and public health management
Each specialty offers unique opportunities for applied learning and career enhancement.
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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.
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. Obtaining this level of education complements my years in the wildland firefighting field and has opened doors to exciting career opportunities. Sarah Saarloos, Bachelor of Security and Emergency Management
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What Can You Do With a Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management?
Having a bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency management will improve your marketability and demonstrate your focus, discipline, knowledge and experience. Nearly 100% of our homeland security majors are employed either when they graduate or prior to graduation.
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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