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Emergency Management Certificate

This 12-credit-hour certificate program can help you advance in your career by providing you with the training you need to face an ever-changing world of disaster preparedness and threat identification and analysis.  

Our program incorporates theoretical and practical studies in emergency management. 

Courses cover such topics as:

  • Weapons of mass destruction hazards and responses
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Emergency planning
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Certificate Program

Certificate in Emergency Management


This certificate is an excellent addition to the résumé of anyone interested in a career related to homeland security, cyber security, information technology, emergency management or law enforcement - or in areas of federal, state or local government and the private sector.  

Program Highlights

  • This challenging certificate program is taught 100 percent online and in eight-week terms, allowing working professionals to add an area of specialization, or to update their skill sets to better compete in today’s hottest job markets.

  • Faculty includes nationally recognized experts in border and homeland security, terrorism and human rights, cybersecurity, emergency management, and modern law enforcement techniques and training.

  • Course materials are designed to increase students’ knowledge of national and international security issues in the areas emergency management and disaster preparedness, with a holistic approach to real world issues.

  • Upon completion of the certificate, students can choose to pursue a Master of Science in homeland security from Angelo State and use their certificate credits as electives for their degree.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts
  • Essay of no more than 750 words discussing an important issue of homeland security


  • Hold a bachelor’’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. 

Note: Required GPA may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the department chair.


  • Certificate in Emergency Management

    (12 SCH required)

    Emergency Management Required Courses
    Required Courses Hours
    The following 9 SCH are required.
    BOR 6322 Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction Hazards and Responses 3
    BOR 6330 Studies in Disaster Preparedness 3
    BOR 6331 Seminar in Emergency Planning 3
    Select 3 SCH from the following:
    BOR 6301 Seminar in Homeland Security 3
    BOR 6302 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3

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