Degree Requirements for EADP

The EADP program offers a variety of degrees in emergency management, including:

  • B.S. in Emergency Administration and Planning
  • 2nd Bachelor's Degree in EADP

B.S. in Emergency Administration and Planning


The EADP major courses provide the student with the theoretical basis, technical expertise, and skills necessary to succeed in the emergency management field. Some courses are REQUIRED for the major (EADP 3010, 3020, 3035, 3045, 3050, 3055, 3080 and 4080 while other EADP courses are ELECTIVES for the major (EADP 2700, 4000, 4010, 4015, 4020, 4030, 4040, 4050, 4060, 4065, 4090, and 4980).  See below for a list of electives outside EADP. 

In addition to the seven required courses, up to 6 hours of EADP 4800 and/or 4810, (Internship Preparation/Internship Practicum in Emergency Management), are required of students with no prior relevant professional experience. The remaining hours for the major may consist of choices from other EADP courses, or up to six hours from complementary disciplines including geography, sociology, management, public administration, and insurance. By allowing students to choose from these different fields of study, each student has the opportunity to tailor his/her degree for any sector of emergency management (public, private, non-profit) or level of government (local, state federal). Faculty encourage students to choose these courses based on each student's career goals.


Candidates for the Bachelor of Science with a major in emergency administration and planning must meet the following requirements:

  • Hours for the degree
    • completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
  • Major Requirements
    • 21-27 hours of EADP core courses
    • 3 hours of TECM 2700
    • 3 hours of Natural Lab Science (must either be Biology 1132, Geography 1710 or Geology 1610)
    • 15 hours of electives
    • 42-48 Total Hours (Credit waiver for work experience may apply.)
  • Minor Requirements
    • A minor of at least 18 hours; 6 must be advanced.
  • Other Requirements
    • A grade of "C" or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all courses in the major.
  • University Electives
    • 18 hours, or minimum hours required to complete degree. Courses may be selected from any offered at UNT that the student and the adviser deem appropriate to the degree.

The remaining hours for the major may be selected from: