Project Description

Homeland Security Emergency Management Description

The pathway of Homeland Security Emergency Management is comprised
of individuals who are ready to respond to a natural disaster, public
health threat, wartime, technological disaster, hostage situation, or other
emergency. They do so by coordinating disaster response or
crisis management activities, providing disaster preparedness training,
and preparing emergency plans and procedures.


Programs are designed to prepare the next generation of emergency
management and policy leaders with the knowledge and skills they need
to improve outcomes in disasters of all types. The programs incorporate
instruction in policy as well as planning and operational components of
emergency management and homeland security. The curriculum provides
policy foundations and advances students through core competencies in
hazard identification as well as teaches them fundamentals in regards to
risk and vulnerability assessment, terrorism, mitigation, preparedness,
response and recovery, and planning for diverse populations.

Develop Skills In Homeland Security Emergency Management

  • Understanding and analyzing the different
    phases in Emergency Management:
    Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness,
    Response, and Recovery.
  • Knowing how to integrate, coordinate,
    and collaborate with communities,
    agencies, and emergency management
    teams in order to facilitate crisis prevention,
    emergency management, continuity of
    operations, and problem-solving.
  • Providing expertise on critical guidelines,
    regulations, and systems utilized in the
    different phases of emergency
  • Developing policies, procedures and
    protocols to allow seamless agency
    integration from prevention to incident
    response scenarios.
  • Applying a solid foundation of knowledge
    and skills to assume leadership roles in
    emergency management, homeland
    security, and/or public policy.

Homeland Security Emergency Management Career Opportunities

  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Crisis Response Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Hazard Mitigation Officer
  • Emergency Management/Preparedness Director
  • Homeland Security Coordinator
HSEM Degree Options