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.

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: $14,904
Residence Hall: $2,520
Meal Plan: $1,850
General Fees: $600
Textbooks: $500
* 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

BHSC225 Global Social Issues
BHSC230 Research Methods I
COMM435 Crisis Communications
PLSC366 Terrorism & Political Theory
PSYC483 Disaster Psychology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI445 Emergency Planning
SOCI449 Disaster Response & Emergency Operations
SOCI478 Principles & Practice of Hazards Mitigation
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

COGNATE - 3 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

Official requirements can be found here.
To download a degree plan, click here.

COMM104 Communication Skills
Choose a MATH Course (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice
HLED135 Wellbeing 360° (First Year)
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
ENGL215 College Writing II

Choose one of the following (First Year):
RELT100 God & Human Life
RELB210 Jesus in His Time & Ours

Choose one of the following (First Year):
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL117 College Writing I: Writing Across Cultures

Choose one of the following:
ART220 Language of Art
ENGL255 Studies in Literature
MUHL214 Enjoyment of Music
MUHL250 Music to Change the world
PHIL224 Intro to Philosophy

Choose one of the following:
INEN221 Intro to Innovation & Entrepreneurship
A Studio Art Course
An Ensemble or Applied music Course
A second course from the list above (ART220, ENGL255, MUHL214, MUHL250, PHIL224)

Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy

Choose one of the following
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
ECON208 Principles of Economics
GBST101 Intro to Global Studies
PLSC104 American Government
PSYC101 Intro to Psychology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology

Official requirements can be found here.

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