Total number of hours for the program: 120.
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management is offered as either residential or through distance education. Residential students may not enroll in the online courses except during summer session.
General admission requirements for undergraduate students can be found on the WCU Admission Requirements page. Be sure to apply for the appropriate degree delivery method of online or residential.
Those seeking admission to study through the online mode must have completed an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree from a community college or have substantial progress toward “44 General Core” courses that satisfy the General Education/Liberal Studies requirement for North Carolina Community College System.
Coursework taken in Fire Science, Emergency Medical and Emergency Preparedness programs at North Carolina community colleges may transfer into the major (a maximum of 18 elective credit hours). Fifty percent of earned degree hours and fifty percent of all courses in the major must be at the 300/400 level. Twenty-five percent of the degree program must be taken at the 300 or above level through WCU in order to be awarded a degree from WCU.
Training certification courses do not transfer in lieu of university academic credit. Note that transfer students may exceed the minimal 120 hour requirement in order to obtain this degree due to the transfer of credits from other institutions.