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Emergency Management Minor

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Saginaw Valley State University offers an interprofessional minor program in Emergency Management. This program is designed to provide a better understanding of administrative processes and issues surrounding emergency management best practices. The two major goals of the core courses are to engage students’ creative processes to facilitate the development and refinement of systems that will work in the community, and to help develop a common conceptual understanding of the issues facing emergency/disaster management in order to produce a more coordinated, regional responses to an event. The program lays the foundation for a number of careers in emergency management, hazardous material management, criminal justice careers and other related fields, as well as helping to further undergraduate and graduate work in these and other disciplines.

Cardinal Points

  • Health Sciences faculty are widely published and have presented internationally, received numerous research grants and pride themselves on including undergraduate students in their research projects

  • Study abroad! Students have the opportunity to learn about the health systems of different countries and apply their knowledge to disaster relief areas.

  • SVSU's Health and Human Services building contains a state-of-the-art Simulation Center.

  • Internships and fieldwork opportunities are available for students to gain experience working in the health science field

These upper division courses provide an overview of the emergency management system and will focus on specific issues that identify strengths and challenges of the current system.  Two major goals of the core courses are to engage students’ creative processes to facilitate the development and refinement of systems that will work in the comminity, and to help develop a common conceptual understand of the issues facing emergency/disaster management in order to produce a more coordinated, regional response to an event. 

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Programs

Majors

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 5% projected growth for the employment of emergency management directors with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $74,420 is the median yearly pay for an emergency management director in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a minor in emergency management, students are ready for careers as emergency management directors and medical/health services managers

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