B.A. in Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Mgmt at Camden

The B.A. in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is an interdisciplinary academic program that provides rigorous academic preparation for students seeking advanced professional education in this growing field. The program is designed to include homeland security education and training for a career in international, national, state, and local disaster preparedness, emergency management, and safety areas with an emphasis on urban environments. In addition to providing students with a broad understanding of safety and security issues, the Rowan University Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management degree program focuses on several vital components of the emergency management field:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Intelligence Sharing and Analysis

The B.A. in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management program will prepare you to establish or grow your career in a variety of industries and settings that focus on emergency rescue and response including: homeland security, hospitals, municipal emergency management, county emergency management, safety management, intelligence analysis, private security, airports, state and local law enforcement, federal law enforcement, customs investigators, special agents, military service and border security and patrol.


Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 S.H. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education (Freshmen beginning Fall 2018 or later must meet Rowan Core requirements ) and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The B.A. Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is a full or part-time program (upper level courses are offered on the Camden campus), that provides students with 33 of the required semester hours in the major. Students must also choose and complete coursework in one of the following focus areas (6 S.H.):

  • Focus Area 1: Public Administration and Policy for Crisis Decision Leadership
  • Focus Area 2: Justice, Safety and Homeland Security Administration
  • Focus Area 3: Emergency Health Preparedness and Biomedical Safety


The following courses are offered on the Camden Campus and make up the B.A. in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Section Tally.

  • 60 Semester Hours
    • Required Courses: 33 semester hours
    • Research Methods Courses: 3 semester hours
    • Approved Internship / Field Experience Courses: 3 semester hours (6 semester hours are recommended)
    • Non-Program Required Courses: 21 semester hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
  • Choose between STAT 02100 or STAT 02260 Statistics I
  • Choose between GEOG 16160 or LAWJ 05381 Crime Mapping and Crime Analysis I
  • Choose between SOC 08120 or SOC 08121 Intro to Soc for Premeds
Total Program Semester Hours: 60

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Associate’s Degree or 24 semester hours of transferable college credits

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the B.A. in Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Mgmt at Camden program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2020 01/14/2020 11/01/2019
Summer 2020 04/28/2020 04/01/2020
Fall 2020 08/25/2020 07/01/2020

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$468 No fees $468