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Certificate in Emergency Management/Homeland Security

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security certificate program at UMFK offers educational instruction with an emphasis in public administration, emergency management, and public safety. The certificate program is designed to prepare students academically with professional skills to seek employment or advancement in public service, governmental and nongovernmental management and public safety, including law enforcement, and the criminal justice system at the federal, state, regional and local levels.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Emergency Management/Homeland Security certificate program at UMFK is to educate students about institutions, systems and practices related to emergency management, as well their historical context and current issues; law enforcement and the criminal justice system with an emphasis on rural issues; develop intellectual curiosity, analytical skills and academic scholarship; provide opportunities for community service, service learning projects and field experience; and to prepare students for professional employment opportunities in the field.


Program Description/Goals

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security certificate program provides a public management background for students interested in orienting a career in public service and public safety administration.


Certificate Requirements

Fall Semester - 1st Year

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 122 GIS & GPS for Public Safety 3 credits
  Advisor Approved Course 3 credits
Total: 6 credits

Spring Semester - 1st Year

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 222 Terrorism 3 credits
  Advisor Approved Course 3 credits
Total: 6 credits

Fall Semester - 2nd Year

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 316 Public Administration and Emergency Management 3 credits
PSA 333 National Incident 3 credits
  Advisor Approved Course 3 credits
Total: 9 credits

Spring Semester - 2nd Year

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 270 Disaster Management 3 credits
  Advisor Approved Course 3 credits
Total: 6 credits

The Certificate in Emergency Management/Homeland Security is awarded upon:

  • Completion of a minimum of 27 credit hours
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Completion of the Certificate in Emergency Management/Homeland Security program requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 UMFK credits

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze, synthesize and generate knowledge in their chosen field of study (analysis)
  2. analyze a fact situation and determine options and solutions (analysis)
  3. reason critically and make informed decisions (analysis)
  4. conduct independent research (synthesis)
  5. absorb new bodies of knowledge and understand the relationship and impact of the new body of knowledge on existing knowledge (synthesis)
  6. be effective communicators using multiple mediums (oral, written, electronic) individually and collectively (articulation)
  7. make things happen (actualization)
  8. set realistic goals and achieve those goals (actualization)
  9. move ideas and concepts from the theoretical to a viable application in emergency management (actualization)
  10. Develop Emergency Management/Homeland Security abilities in the following areas:
    • Financial
    • Ethical
    • Public Safety
    • Policy
    • Leadership
    • Management