Safety and Emergency Management

Position Yourself for Success

If you currently work in the field of emergency management, fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement or environmental health and safety, and you seek a bachelor’s degree to help propel you to the next level of your career, FordBridge's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management degree was designed with you in mind.

This public safety degree program was also developed for individuals who have a desire to pursue a career in the aforementioned fields. This bachelor's degree program provides you with a theoretical and applied approach while ensuring relevance to the homeland security and public safety industries.

Executive Bachelor of Science

Degree Outcomes

The public safety and emergency management degree offers you an understanding of the fundamentals of emergency management while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices of emergency planning and management.

The Bachelor of Science in emergency management program highlights the application of research methodology; the utilization of communication skills at the personal, professional and public level; and the development of professional skills and knowledge in the fields of public safety and emergency management.

FBU’s Bachelor of Science in emergency management degree program provides courses in the following topics:

Servant and ethical leadership.

Individual and group behavior in organizations.

History and development of emergency management.

Emergency operations and techniques.

Processes and principles of mitigation planning for emergency management.

Disaster response and recovery.

Terrorism's impact on emergency management.

Unique challenges associated with managing projects.

Career Outcomes

After you complete this public safety degree, you may choose to further your education. Choose from a variety of master’s degrees at FBU, including a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy, a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Health Care Management, a Master of Science in Leadership and a Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.

The programs offered at FordBridge may vary by content and course length. For information about specific course content, credit length, please contact a counselor.

General Education coursework prepares FordBridge graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency: University Foundations Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Effective Communication Total Credits: 9-12.

Competency: Business Worldview Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Critical Thinking Total Credits: 11-12.

Competency: Global Awareness, Perspective, and Ethics Total Credits: 6-8.

PSC-410: Servant Leadership Total Credits: 4 credits.

MGT-420: Organizational Behavior and Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

EMM-300: History and Development of Emergency Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

EMM-305: Emergency Operations and Techniques Total Credits: 4 credits.

EMM-310: Mitigation Planning Total Credits: 4 credits.

EMM-415: Disaster Response and Recovery Total Credits: 4 credits.

EMM-442: Terrorism's Impact on Emergency Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

PSC-450: Project Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

PSC-495: Action Research Project Total Credits: 4 credits.