Minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security provides training covering the comprehensive disaster management cycle. Students completing this minor will gain additional insight and knowledge that supports employment in various federal, state and local government organizations.

Curriculum
The 18-credit-hour Minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security consists of the following five core courses. Students must also complete one elective course on terrorism or homeland security and criminal justice. For more information, please visit the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

PAD 4822: Intergovernmental Administration

Various approaches to studying and explaining the American intergovernmental
system.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall

PAD 4392: Emergency Management and Homeland Security

This course reviews and analyzes coordination and management of emergency management services.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in fall

PAD 4712: Information Systems for Public Managers and Planners

Knowledge and skills concerning information technologies important for planners and public managers, including use of GIS to manipulate and analyze spatial data.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in spring

PAD 4395: Disaster Response and Recovery

This course focuses on individual, group, organization and community behavior and recovery from disasters.
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Offered in spring

PAD 4390: Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

Specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop a proactive hazard mitigation plan to reduce the effects of natural and technological disasters.
Offered in fall

Admissions and Advising
Students pursuing this undergraduate minor must be in a degree-seeking program, and the minor is awarded at completion of the degree program. This is an open-enrollment program, which means that there is no application process. Rather, students must complete an electronic minor declaration form. For more information, please contact our undergraduate advisor, Steven Carrillo.