Oct 02, 2023  
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management Minor

The interdisciplinary Emergency Management Minor 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, and will address the following critical knowledge:

  • the physical and social dimensions of disasters through combining knowledge from various physical, social, and applied disciplines;
  • the intersection of public policy to disaster risk, response, and mitigation;
  • the intersection of the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors and how this effects emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery;
  • sustainable development, planning for and response to extreme events and change in our physical and human landscapes; and
  • communication dynamics and persuasive communication.


The Minor

18 semester hours, 9 hours from the core and 9 hours from the list of approved electives.

Select One from:

Capstone Experience:

pre-approved internship experience related specifically to emergency management policy, procedures, planning, etc. Alternatively, the student could complete a research seminar/project on a relevant and pre-approved emergency management topic. Select one from:

Electives (9 hours)

Three courses (9 hours), none of which have been used to fulfill the core requirements, from among the following groups with no more than two courses (6 hours) from the same group:

Physical Management:

Human (Social/Cultural/Legal/Political):


With approval from the Emergency Management advisor, special topics courses related to emergency management topics may be substituted to fulfill requirements for the minor.