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    University of Memphis
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Emergency Management, (B.P.S.)

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The interdisciplinary Emergency Management concentration is designed for students with a diversity of backgrounds and interest in applying that background to emergency management, community resilience to disaster, environmental hazards mitigation, emergency management response, and business continuity/disaster recovery. It will address the following critical knowledge elements: a) the physical and social dimensions of disasters through combining knowledge from various physical, social, and applied disciplines, b) the intersection of public policy to disaster risk, response, and mitigation, c) the intersection of the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors and how this effects emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery, d) sustainable development, planning for and response to extreme events and change in our physical and human landscapes; and e) communication dynamics and persuasive communication in emergencies.

General Education (35-41 hours)

Students must complete the 35-41 hours of general education requirements as outlined in the attached general education grid. Please refer to the General Education website at for specific requirements. Students with majors in University College are exempt from the History general education requirements if they completed one year of History in high school

Coordinated Study (33 hours)

Thematic Studies (6 hours)

Senior Project (3 hours)


May be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

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