Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)
Completion of the 18-credit cluster of courses below will lead to a certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM). These courses have been chosen because they meet the national standards established by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education project. The goal is to provide DPEM practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of DPEM administrators. This certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration (BAPA) for those concentrating in General Public Administration.
Students with a concentration in Justice Administration may use only PUBA 411 Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness and PUBA 461 Social Dimensions of Disaster Response towards their concentration requirements. The additional 12 credits for the certificate may be used as electives.
Courses required for the certificate are:
PUBA 411 Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness
PUBA 460 Environmental Policy Planning and Administration
PUBA 461 Social Dimensions of Disaster Response
PUBA 462 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation
PUBA 463 Disaster Recovery and Hazard Mitigation
PUBA 464 Terrorism and Emergency Management
Dr. Ross Prizzia and Dr. Gary Helfand are the faculty contacts for this certificate. Dr. Prizzia may be contacted at email@example.com or at (808) 454-4712 and Dr. Helfand may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (808) 454-4710.
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