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Disaster Preparedness
and Emergency Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


College: College of Nursing and Health Professions

Department: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

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Description

The Bachelor of Science in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) is an online, interdisciplinary program that prepares students in becoming professionals in the field of disaster preparedness and emergency management.

The program requires undergraduate level courses related to the study of disaster preparedness, mitigation, planning, response and recovery. Each student will select an emphasis area within DPEM.

Curriculum

Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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  • Admission Information

    Before You Apply

    Class size is limited and all applicants may not be accepted into the program. Interested individuals are encouraged to seek an advisor early in their college career to ensure that all prerequisite courses are completed in a timely manner.

    Calculating Your GPA

    All courses completed which apply toward the BS degree will be included in calculating the GPA for application. Courses that do not apply toward the BS degree will not be included in these GPA calculations.

    Staying in the Program

    Continued admission to this degree program is conditioned upon completion of prerequisite course(s) required, and acceptance by disaster preparedness and emergency management agencies for practicum experiences. Some of these agencies may require a background check.

    Prior Learning Assessment

    Continued admission to this degree program is based upon acceptance by clinical agencies for practicum experiences. Students may earn up to 30 credit hours through prior learning assessment. See the bottom of this page for more information about prior learning assessment.

    Equal Opportunity Policy

    Arkansas State University is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, impediment/disability, or unlawful factors in the admission and treatment of students.

  • Tuition: Traditional Jonesboro

    Tuition Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    In-State
    $210.00
    Out-of-State
    $420.00

    College Support Assessment Fee Per Credit Hour

    Additional cost per credit hour for non-general education courses.
     
    Undergraduate
    College of Business
    $23.00
    College of Engineering
    $23.00
    College of Nursing & Health Professions
    $23.00
    College of Sciences & Mathematics
    $23.00

    Required Hourly Fees Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $7.25
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $70.25

    Required Term Fees

     
    Undergraduate
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Yearbook Fee (12 or more hours)
    $10.00
    Total Per Term:
    $35.00
    The student activity and yearbook fee are only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Additional Fees

     
    Undergraduate
    Application Fee
    $30.00
    Clemency Fee
    $15.00
    FYE / Making Connections Courses (per credit hour)
    $10.00
    Graduation Fee
    $60.00
    High School Concurrent Enrollment (per credit hour)
    $40.00
    Honors Fee (only charged in Fall & Spring)
    $50.00
    Replacement Diploma Fee
    $15.00
    Academic Probation & Suspension Fee
    $50.00
    The fees listed above are only assessed if applicable.
  • Tuition: Approved Online Majors

    Tuition Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    US Resident
    $210.00

    Required Hourly Fees Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00

    College Support Assessment Fee Per Credit Hour

    Additional cost per credit hour for non-general education courses.
     
    Undergraduate
    College of Nursing & Health Professions
    $22.00
  • How to Apply

    Applying to the Program

    Students wishing to pursue the BS in DPEM must apply to Arkansas State University and meet all of the admission requirements established by the university. Please apply at A-State Online.

    Students who wish to change their major to DPEM must also schedule a personal interview with a BS adviser.


Prior Learning Assessment

Prior learning assessment (PLA), also known as Experiential Credit, is the term used to describe learning gained outside the realm of the traditional academic environment. Learning gained through work, employer training programs,military service, other independent study, and volunteer or community based service are all examples of where knowledge may be acquired. PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual’s learning for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education training.

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