Immaculata University’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Planning & Management is the only program in the region and is recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Designed primarily for the working adult, the accelerated delivery format allows students to design customized schedules that involves accelerated seven- and eight-week terms. The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:
- Anticipating hazards and problems that may arise from an emergency in order to plan and respond effectively
- Making decisions, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions, as well as the costs and benefits of each action
- Writing and communicating professionally, particularly emergency preparedness plans, to inform communities, other agencies and the public
- Working with other organizations, government officials, and the general public to coordinate emergency responses
- Leading successfully to ensure effective responses to emergencies by organizing and providing direction to a variety of people
Students who start with approximately 64 credits (from credit transfers or credit for prior learning) can complete the requirements for the major in two years or less by taking courses year-round.
The Immaculata hybrid, cohort-based Doctor of Education in Higher Education, Ed.D., inspires and equips strong, insightful, ethical and dedicated administrative and faculty leaders in higher education. Over the four-year program, our students grow personally and professionally through rigorous knowledge building, dedicated skill development, and strong research training. Our students are engaged scholar practitioners who apply learning to their workplaces from the first day of class.
Students have the opportunity to further hone their skills in a field experience at Immaculata or one of our local colleges or universities where they conduct projects that apply their learning and stretch their expertise. Field experiences include areas such as academic leadership, teaching, curriculum development, faculty development, institutional research, enrollment management, and marketing and recruitment.