Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Emergency Management Disaster Science, Certificate (1748)

Program Coordinator

Joshua D. Durkee, joshua.durkee@wku.edu, (270) 745-8777

The certificate provides students, whether traditional or working professionals, an in-depth acumen related to incident management, risk identification, emergency planning, and emergency management program evaluation.

Program Requirements (15 hours) 

Program Courses:
EMDS 400Emergency Management Policy and Practices3
EMDS 401Natural and Technological Disaster Risks3
EMDS 402Resiliency in Response to Terrorism and Violence3
EMDS 403Advanced Disaster Planning, Management, and Preparedness3
Select one of the following choices:3
Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Management
Six hours of upper division courses 1
Total Hours15

The six credit hours of upper division courses must be in applicable subject areas (Examples: Education Administration, Leadership, Engineering, Meteorology, ect., with approval of program faculty) to complete the program.