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Emergency Management & Homeland Security

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Major Area Course Descriptions

PUAD 420 - PUBLIC & NONPROFIT FISCAL ADMINISTATION

Students learn fundamental budgeting, accounting, and financial management concepts and techniques necessary for planning, analysis, and decision making in government and nonprofit organizations. Students also examine the competing values and politics that underlie and impact the budget process and financial decisions. Finally, students apply skills for effectively communicating financial analysis

SEMT 322 - ETHICS & LEADERSHIP IN SAFETY, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES

This course will study ethics and leadership theories in the context of public safety agencies. Consideration of leadership skills and traits in both the strategic and tactical settings will be considered. Ethics will be considered in terms of creating a culture of ethics within a public safety agency.

SEMT 326 - SECURITY OPERATIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE

This course will provide insight into the history, theory, and principles of security operations in private and industrial settings.

SEMT 328 - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE

This course will focus on Emergency Management and Homeland Security in the Post 9-11 era. Emphasis will be on mitigation and preparedness related to international and domestic terrorism as well as natural disasters.

SEMT 424 - LABOR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC SECTOR BARGAINING

This course will involve the study of collective bargaining in the public sector, including management and labor relations, public sector bargaining law, and related labor issues particular to public safety agencies.

SEMT 432 - HOMELAND SECURITY - THEORY AND PRACTICE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

This course will study the impact of Department of Homeland Security requirements on local public safety agencies. Focus will be on interoperability as it relates to planning and responding to terrorist threats or actions at the local level.

SEMT 495 - SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

This course serves as the capstone experience for the Safety, Security, and Emergency Management degree. Students will apply knowledge, skills, and abilities learned from course work completed in the SEMT program by completing a comprehensive capstone project. The comprehensive project will be applicable to the student's particular area of interest related to safety, security, and emergency manage

Major Electives Course Descriptions

PSMT 315 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview of selected topical areas of continuing interest and importance to public safety agencies.

SEMT 410 - SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

The Internship provides qualified students with an opportunity to receive academic credit for supervised professional training and experience in an agency with a Safety, Security, or Emergency Management mission.

SEMT 436 - RISK MANAGEMENT AND THREAT ASSESSMENT

This course will involve the study of risk management techniques and methods for safety and security purposes. Threat assessment will be studied in terms of private and corporate security concerns.

SEMT 438 - PRINCIPLES OF SECURITY MANAGEMENT

This course examines the principles involved in leading and managing private security operations. Areas covered in this class will include leadership, supervision, and a range of personnel issues, including staffing and training, as they pertain to private security operations.

SEMT 480 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

This is a variable content course in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. Students pursue topics or subjects of current interests that are not part of the regular curriculum. A specific course description will be published in the Course Schedule for the trimester the course is offered.

SEMT 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN SAFETY, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Independent course studies allow students in good academic standing to pursue learning in areas not covered by the regular curriculum or to extend study in areas presently taught. Study is under faculty supervision and graded on either a Pass/No Credit or a letter grade basis. (See the "Independent Studies" section of the Academic Bulletin for details.)

The above list of courses only represents a portion of the courses required for a bachelor's degree. View the bachelor's degree full curriculum.

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