Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness concentration at Andrews University provides students with skills in planning and preparing for emergencies, the management of operations during an emergency, the implementation of recovery efforts after an emergency, and the after action assessment process.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,136
Residence Hall: $2,389
Meal Plan: $1,800
General Fees: $508
Textbooks: $200-$300
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 9 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
SOCI432 Research Methods II

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 34-36 credits
SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI445 Emergency Planning
SOCI449 Disaster Response & Emergency Operations
SOCI478 Principles & Practice of Hazards Mitigation
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
COMM435 Crisis Communications
PLSC366 Terrorism & Political Theory
PSYC483 Disaster Psychology
SOCI490 Capstone in Emergency Preparedness

Choose 12 credits from the following
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI420 Medical Sociology
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
SOCI433 Research Methods III
SOCI434 Research Methods IV
SOCI497 Internship
SOCI498 Research Project in Sociology
PLSC260 Introduction to American Law
PLSC350 State & Local Government
PSYC315 Organization & Human Resources
SOWK477 Community Assessment & Capacity Mapping
SOCI460 Death & Grief in Contemporary Society
SOCI474 Top: Intro to Emergency Management

REQUIRED ACE COURSES - 11-15 Credits
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

Choose one of the following courses:
BIOL208 Environmental Science
BIOL260 General Microbiology

Choose one of the following options
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM131 & 132 General Chemistry I & II

COGNATE - 3 credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I

Official requirements can be found here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE

RELIGION - 12 Credits
RELT100 God & Human Life (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES - 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from two categories:
Visual Arts: Art History, Photography, Studio Art
Humanities: Literature, Philosophy
Music: Music Theory, Ensemble, Applied Music

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 6 Credits
Choose one foundation & one Interdisciplinary course
Foundation: ANTH200, ECON225, GEOG110, PLSC104, PSYC101, SOCI119
Interdisciplinary: BHSC225, FNCE206, PLSC237, PSYC180, FMST201

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION - 13/16 Credits
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL215 College Writing II
COMM104 Communication Skills
B.A. Only: Intermediate Foreign Language of Choice

FITNESS EDUCATION - 4 Credits
HLED120 Fit for Life (first year)
3 Fitness Courses of choice

LIFE SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
BIOL208 Environmental Science
FDNT 230 & 240 Nutrition & Lab
HORT150 iGrow

PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM110 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy
PHYS115 Mythbusting
PHYS225 Sound and Waves

SERVICE - 2 Credits
BHSC100 Philosophy of Service & Civic Engagement

MATHEMATICS - 3-4 Credits
Choose one of the following
MATH145 Math for the (Mis)Information Age
MATH165 College Algebra
MATH168 Precalculus
MATH191 Calculus I

HISTORY - 6 credits
Choose two courses from the following
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I
HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II
HIST204 American Experience I
HIST205 American Experience II

Official requirements can be found here.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Email: bhsc-info@andrews.edu
Phone: 269.471.3152