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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Online

Barry University’s FEMA-recognized BSEM program can give you the ability to adapt your knowledge to a variety of applications including homeland security, business continuity, and international disaster management.

12/27/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Next Class Start Date

Program Overview

Discover Barry's online emergency management degree

$255 per credit Tuition
As few as 12 months For core coursework
30 core/120 total Credits

Acquire operational skills applicable to a wide range of emergency systems and scenarios with the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management online program. This degree is designed for current emergency management professionals seeking promotion, as well as individuals preparing for a new career.

In this accelerated online emergency management program, which incorporates coursework from public administration, management, health sciences, psychology, sociology, criminal justice and environmental sciences, you will learn to plan, coordinate, and make high-level decisions.

Students will also complete a Capstone course, designed as an opportunity for students to integrate and synthesize the theories, techniques and management practices acquired during the program.

We offer a generous transfer credit policy—up to 90 college credits may be transferred. There are also multiple options to earn up to 90 credits toward the 120 required for graduation through professional licenses and certifications, testing, nontraditional transfer credit and the optional Experiential Learning Portfolio.

SACS-COC Accredited

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

In this online BS in Emergency Management program, you will:

  • How to use National Planning Scenarios to adapt and apply emergency management skills to a broad spectrum of potential terrorist threats
  • To apply the four-stage hazard mitigation planning cycle and multi-hazard identification and risk assessment (MHIRA) methodologies to analysis of a comprehensive array of disaster scenarios
  • The ethical, cultural, developmental, and research-related issues affecting the physical and psychosocial recovery of disaster-exposed individuals and communities

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Tuition

Plan for your tuition payments

Barry offers pay-as-you-go tuition for our online undergraduate programs. A separate schedule of fees will apply for credits earned via the Experiential Learning Portfolio, transfer credits, licensure/certification, and testing.

$255 Per Credit
$765 Per 3-Credit course
No application fee

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Program Per Credit Per 3-Credit Course Per Program
Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management $255 $765 $30,600*

Calendar

Dates to mark on your calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management online program is convenient for working adults. Before beginning, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

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12/27/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Next Class Start Date

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Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Summer B July 6, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021
Spring A January 10, 2022 December 27, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 January 5, 2022 February 26, 2022
Spring B March 7, 2022 February 21, 2022 February 26, 2022 February 28, 2022 March 2, 2022 April 23, 2022
Summer A'22 May 2, 2022 April 18, 2022 April 23, 2022 April 25, 2022 April 27, 2022 June 18, 2022
Summer B'22 June 27, 2022 June 13, 2022 June 18, 2022 June 20, 2022 June 22, 2022 August 13, 2022
Fall A'22 August 22, 2022 August 8, 2022 August 13, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 17, 2022 October 8, 2022
Fall B'22 October 17, 2022 October 3, 2022 October 8, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 December 2, 2022

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined requirements

As an applicant for the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management online, you must submit transcripts indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school as well as official transcripts from any colleges attended. You must also have at least 2 years of work experience or be an active military member or veteran.

Must be 21 years of age
2 years of work experience Unless a military applicant
Professional resume With two references
Official transcripts From all colleges/universities attended

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Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Official transcripts from any colleges attended
  • If fewer than 12 college credits have been earned, official transcript indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school, or GED
  • A resume with 2 references listed and reflecting at least 2 years of full time work experience
  • There is no minimum years of service or work experience for military applicants
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161

    OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to [email protected]
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)

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Courses

Read about our online BS in Emergency Management coursework

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management online curriculum consists of a total of 120 credits —30 hours of emergency management curriculum, 12 hours of major-related electives, 45 hours of distribution (general education) requirements and a variable number of other electives. Credits may also be awarded for traditional and non-traditional transfer credits, licensure/certification and testing. All courses are seven weeks in length. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create their individual degree plan and to answer any questions about required, elective and transfer credits.

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For the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management online, the core curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credits). Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course presents the complete spectrum of natural and human-generated disasters, humanitarian crises, and complex emergencies. The sequence from hazard to harm is examined for each type of disaster. Disaster consequences are compared and contrasted across types of disasters.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course provides a broad introduction to emergency management. The course presents expert-consensus principles of emergency management, describes each of the four phases of emergency management, describes the incident command system, and introduces the U.S. National Response Framework.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course presents principles of emergency planning to maintain business operations when disaster threatens or strikes. It describes the pre-event continuity planning, event-phase plan implementation, and post-impact restoration of business operations to minimize disaster’s impact on the organization. Prerequisite: EMA 305.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course examines the distinguishing features of emergency management when focused on the threat of terrorism across all phases of the disaster cycle. Using National Planning Scenarios, students adapt and apply emergency management skills to a broad spectrum of potential terrorist threats. Prerequisite: EMA 305.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course describes the key elements of international disaster management including the actors, the time-phased response activities, and the coordination and monitoring of multisectoral operations. The course considers how development, culture, and politics influence the international disaster response. Prerequisite: EMA 305.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: prevention/mitigation and preparedness. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite: EMA 305.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course amplifies the principles of hazard management by applying the four-stage mitigation planning cycle and multi-hazard identification and risk assessment (MHIRA) methodologies to analysis of a comprehensive array of disaster scenarios. For each scenario, strategies and tactics are identified to prevent or minimize disaster risks to the community. Prerequisite: EMA 305.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course provides a thorough review of all theories, techniques, and management practices within the field of emergency management. It is designed for students to integrate and synthesize the learning experiences acquired in the Emergency Management program, including those tools required by an administrator in the emergency management field, thus demonstrating proficiency in the field. Pre-requisites: completion of required /core EMA courses or permission from Academic Coordinator.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Analysis and interpretation of leadership skills and abilities. Self-analysis will be used to develop a relationship between current work environments and management theory.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course surveys ethical, cultural, developmental, and research-related issues affecting the physical and psychosocial recovery of disaster-exposed individuals and communities.

Students must take 12 elective credits from ADM, EMA, and/or PUB.

To graduate, students must have 45 distribution (general education) credits. You must have 9 credits in each of the following categories:

  • Theology and Philosophy
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities and Arts

The number of elective credits required is variable, depending on previous transfer credits, advisement, and individual student degree plan.

The portfolio is optional for the BSEM online program and can count for up to 30 credits. Students will work with their academic advisor throughout the development of the portfolio. The portfolio is a vehicle through which students can demonstrate college-level learning in order to receive credit for professional work experience and/or community service in one or more of the following categories: administration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, investigation and research, leadership and supervision.

*Based on 120 undergraduate credits needed for graduation. Total program cost varies based on number of transfer and experiential credits accepted.

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