Kansas Wesleyan Announces Emergency Management Program

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Kansas Wesleyan University announces the addition of Emergency Management to their growing number of degree programs. Emergency Management is the study of how individuals, businesses, and governments prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from man-made or natural disasters.

The program is the first of its kind in the State of Kansas and students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in the field can complete their major in Emergency Management or with a track in Homeland Security, Victim Services, or Nongovernmental Organizations.

According to Kathleen Barrett-Jones, Interim Provost at KWU, the program can be done in conjunction with associate programs from other colleges.

“This program is appealing to many students currently enrolled in related programs in junior colleges in Kansas,” Barrett-Jones said.

This spring, KWU will offer two classes that do not require prerequisites; Crisis Communication and Hazard Mitigation. In the fall of 2013, the program will begin in its entirety. According the Devan Tucking-Strickler, a Kansas Certified Emergency Manager, the degree is extremely important for disaster response and the need and desire for education in this field is very strong; philosophies are used on a daily basis and reaches across many fields including psychology, sociology, criminal justice, public administration, and human services.

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