"Massachusetts Maritime Academy Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management"
Massachusetts Maritime Academy – Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management Massachusetts Maritime Academy is offering a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Program. The primary purpose of the program is to serve the developing need for the Emergency Management Professional to address natural and man-made disasters. The students will bring to the profession a knowledge-based, scientific approach, to proactive strategic planning for disaster prevention and reduction. In keeping with the maritime industry the curriculum particularly emphasizes coastal and port security. The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management prepares students to appropriately respond to events associated before, during and after natural and man-made disaster by developing the concepts of hazards, risk, and disaster from a scientific approach. A total of 128.5 credits will be earned through classroom and laboratory experience, and an additional 18 credits are awarded for participation in the Academy’s cooperative education program, certificate program and sea term. The recently acquired Emergency Management Simulator will be incorporated into the curriculum. This simulator can create conditions such as a port or terminal experiencing a major fire or the effects of an oil spill on a fragile coastline. New computer software will enable our students to gather variations on data to prepare for a hurricane as well as prepare for the expected devastation and logistics associated with the recovery process. Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management curriculum: Semester 1 Algebra/Trigonometry (3 credits) Western Civilization (3 credits) Composition (3 credits) Computer Applications (1 credits) Vessel Familiarization (4 credits) Introduction to Steam Engineering (2.5 credits) Total: 16.5 Credits Annual Training Cruise – 6 credits Semester 2 Calculus 1(3 credits) Biology 1 (3 credits) Earth Science w/lab (3.5 credits) Computers (3 credits) Analysis of Literature (3 credits) Total: 15.5 Credits Semester 3 Quantitative Methods for Management (3 credits) Bacteriology (3 credits) Survey of Physics w/lab (3.5 credits) Chemistry I (3 credits) American Government (3 credits) Total: 15.5 Credits 100 Ton License or Approved Department Elective Semester 4 Statistics (3 credits) Chemistry of Hazardous Materials w/lab (3 credits) Emergency Management (3 credits) Introduction to GIS (3 credits) Communication (3 credits) Political Geography (3 credits) Total: 18 Credits Semester 5 Risk Assessment (3 credits) Elective 1 Humanities Group 1 or 2 (3 credits) Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) Introduction to Radiological Materials (3 credits) Economics (SSI) (3 credits) Total: 15 Credits Coop – 6 Credits Semester 6 Hazards I Natural Hazards (3 credits) Humanities Group 1 (3 credits) Sociology (3 credits) Hazardous Materials Management (3 credits) Toxicology (3 credits) Principles of Finance (3 credits) Total: 18 Credits Semester 7 Hazard II Technological (3 credits) Legal Issues in Emergency Management/Homeland Security (3 credits) Maritime Security (3 credits) Free Elective Social Science Group II (3 credits) Fire Dynamics I (3 credits) Total: 15 Credits Semester 8 Risk and Crisis Communication (3 credits) Consequence Management (3 credits) Information Technology in Emergency Management and Operations (3 credits) Free Elective (3 credits) Emergency Management (Capstone) (3 credits) Total: 15 Credits Academic Credits: 128.5 Total Credits 146.5 Sea Term or Coop #2 – 6 Credits Massachusetts Maritime Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. For more information: Contact: Malcolm A. MacGregor, Ph.D. Massachusetts Maritime Academy 101 Academy Drive Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 Phone: (508) 830-5011 Fax: (508) 830-6442 Email: email@example.com Additional Information: Additional Phone: Update: 5/3/05