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A challenging career that really makes a difference! A major in Emergency Management gives you a great start to a rewarding career helping communities big and small plan for, deal with, and minimize the effects of emergencies.
Possible Career Paths
- Local, State, or Federal Government
- Private Business
- Coordinating Volunteer Organizations
- Humanitarian & Relief Agencies
Why Choose Emergency Management at WIU?
The Emergency Management degree program in the Department of Health Sciences prepares students through rigorous training in:
- Appropriate planning, resource allocation, & coordination of disaster/emergency response
- Dissemination of information & training of constituent groups
- Delivering detailed emergency plans & procedures for natural (e.g., tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes), technological (e.g., hazardous materials spills, nuclear power plant emergencies) disasters, and bio-terrorism situations
The Emergency Management degree program in the Department of Health Sciences has a threefold design. First, the program educates students regarding disaster response or emergency management coordination activities. Second, students learn how to prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes) and technological (e.g., hazardous materials spills, nuclear power plant emergencies) disasters, and bioterrorism situations. Finally, degree candidates develop effective emergency management networking skills in working with the public and private sectors, voluntary agencies, and community-based organizations.
Please review the Undergraduate Catalog for our program requirements.
For more information about the undergraduate program, email the undergraduate advisor, Stacy Dorsett at SE-Dorsett@wiu.edu