Bachelor of Science in Public Service & Public Policy (Emergency Management & Homeland Security)

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in public service and public policy online degree with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security prepares you to tackle complex issues of both mitigation of and response to natural or man-made disasters. In recent years, many factors have increased the importance of emergency management and homeland security and the need for trained professionals in these fields. This program will prepare you to approach complex issues of mitigation of and response to natural or man-made disaster. An undergraduate degree in public service and public policy with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security opens the door to a challenging career as a professional emergency manager. The advancement of technology has created the potential for more devastating disasters than ever before. As a result, there is an increasing demand for emergency managers who have a solid foundation in scientific and technical disciplines, as well as management skills.

Course syllabus:

  1. Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century

  2. Economics and Public Policy (SB)

  3. Applied Statistics (CS)

  4. Leadership and Change (SB)

  5. Contemporary Policy Challenges

  6. Senior Capstone Project

  7. Public Service Ethics

  8. Public Service Research Methods

  9. Emergency Management I

  10. Hazards and Risk Management

  11. Technology in Emergency Management

  12. Homeland Security