Immaculata University – Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Planning and Management

As a program within the ACCEL® curriculum and IU Online program formats, the Emergency Planning and Management (EPM) degree completion program is designed to meet the needs of working adults who want to earn an undergraduate degree while continuing to work full-time. The program provides a sequential and progressive series of courses taught in a facilitated approach within a cohort learning community. The program options allow learners to attend in either of the following formats:

  • accelerated face to face classes, meeting once a week for five to seven weeks and including some online components


  • accelerated (seven week) fully online courses

Program Description:

The EPM program seeks to produce students who can:

  • Understand and analyze the rapidly changing face of emergency management
  • Use problem-solving techniques in response to crises and in conjunction with Incident Command Structure (ICS) and National Incident Management Structure (NIMS) processes
  • Know the various federal, state and local regulatory issues that impact emergency preparedness and response
  • Research the impact of changes in safety management and policy
  • Employ leadership, management and negotiation skills needed for dealing with constituencies in public safety

Courses required for the EPM program include the following:

Course Number / Title / Credits
EPM 301 / Principles of Emergency Management / 3
ORG 301 / Group and Organizational Behavior / 3
EPM 310 / Risk Analysis and Threat Assessment / 3
ORG 381 / Organizational Leadership / 3
ENG 242 / Writing for Applied Research / 3
HPM 360 / Personnel Management and Development / 3
POL 354 / Government Structures for Crisis Management / 3
ORG 303 / Organizational Concepts / 3
ORG 312 / Introduction to Applied Research / 3
ORG 320 / Introduction to Research and Analysis / 3
ORG 390 / Research Methodology / 3
CCS 341 / Cultural Modes of Expression / 3
EPM 303 / Emergency Management Systems / 3
EPM 312 / Public Sector Accounting and Finance / 3
EPM 315 / Legal Aspects of Emergency Management / 3
THE 381 / Foundations of Spiritual Freedom / 3
EPM 350 / Disaster Management and Community Planning / 3
PHI 384 / Organizational Ethics / 3
EPM 390 / Capstone: Emergency Planning and Project Management / 3
Total Program Credits: / 57
*Total Credits required for BA: / 126

*fulfilled through transfer credit, Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (CPL), or additional coursework from Immaculata University. All graduates must also meet the core curriculum requirements for the ACCEL® Program.

Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information:


For Classroom Based Program

Dr. Agnes Timothy

Associate Director
College of Lifelong Learning

1145 King Road

Immaculata, PA 19345

610-647-4400, extension 3440

For Fully Online Program

Dr. Dean Julian

Director of Online Programs
College of Lifelong Learning

1145 King Road

Immaculata, PA 19345

610-647-4400, extension 3243

Additional Information:

Updated: 12/17/12

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