UNO looks to add Bachelors Degree program in emergency management

Feb 28, 2012


A Bachelors Degree in emergency management could soon be offered at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The program would be offered as a Bachelor of Science Degree. John Bartle, acting dean of UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service, says a degree in emergency management is critical given recent natural and man made disasters. “Unfortunately these emergencies seem to be with us. It’s a profession that is evolving, and increasingly there’s a need for higher level education, more than just training, but education for people in this field.”

An Associates Degree program in Fire Protection will become an area of concentration within the Bachelor of General Studies program this fall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Bartle says the programs are necessary as emergency management evolves from a technical to a professional field.

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