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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Emergency Management/Homeland Security, B.S.

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The goals of the Emergency Management major are to:

  1. Prepare graduates to meet the demands of the 21st century in the field of Emergency Management, by making sure students are prepared for numerous careers in emergency management, hazardous material management and other related fields, as well as, graduate work in these and other disciplines (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) through quality instruction by continuing to strengthen teaching and student learning in the major.
  2. Prepare students to fill staffing needs of local, regional, and national employment sectors. In addition to preparing graduates to pursue entry-level employment opportunities in various fields such as local, state, and federal government emergency management; law enforcement, private sector emergency preparedness, and continuity planning.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide a foundation in comprehensive all-hazards emergency management, addressing prevention/protection, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery;
  2. Prepare students with a strong background in hazardous material (“hazmat”) and CBRNE safety, management, prevention, preparedness, and response;
  3. Prepare students for entry-level emergency management roles in public, private or nonprofit sectors – emergency management or hazardous material management/safety;
  4. Serve the state of South Carolina and abroad by providing graduates with knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve resilience and disaster outcomes for the diverse human, societal, economic and environmental aspects of a community.

The following is a list of potential jobs with Emergency Management Homeland Security:

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Police Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Transit and Railroad Police
  • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Fish and Game Wardens
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • FBI Agents
  • US Drug Enforcement Administration Agents
  • US Secret Service
  • Federal Air Marshals
  • US Border Patrol Agents
  • Central Intelligence Agency Officer

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Emergency Management Requires:

General Education Requirement: 44
Social Sciences Courses: 21
Emergency Management Major Core Courses: 37
Restricted EM Electives: 15
Free Electives: 3
Total: 120 hours


A minimum of 120 hours required to graduate

Analysis and Communication (9 Hrs.)

Quantitative Literacy (3 Hrs.)

Information Technology (3 Hrs.)

Personal and Career Development (8 Hrs.)

(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Free Electives (3 Hrs.)

Any courses of your choice

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credit Hours: 120

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