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
  • Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management

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, 3035, 3045, 3055, 3080 (or PADM 3020), 4080, and PADM 3410), 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 public administration, geography, sociology, management, 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.

Elective Courses Outisde EADP*

PADM 3000

Public Administration

PADM 3700

Issues in Public Administration

PADM 4130

American Intergovernmental Relations

PADM 4450

Public Policy Analysis

BIOL 3160

Biological Resource Conservation and Management

GEOG 2180

Geosystems, Environment and Society

GEOG 3500

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 4050

Cartography and Graphics

GEOG 4120

Medical Geography

GEOG 4170

Map-Air Photo Analysis

GEOG 4240


GEOG 4400

Volunteer Program Planning and Evaluation

MGMT 4180

Workplace Health and Safety

PACS 3000

Pathways to Civic Engagement

PACS 4210

Introduction to Philanthropy and Fundraising

PACS 4220

Proposal Writing and Grants Administration

PACS 4230

Social Evolution of Contemporary Volunteerism

PACS 4240

Volunteer Management Concepts and Applications

PACS 4250

Community Resource Mapping and Collaboration

PACS 4260

Volunteer Program Planning and Evaluation

RMIN 4600

Risk Management

SOCI 3550

Collective Behavior

SOCI 3560

Sociology of Disasters

Students may take, or transfer in, a maximum of six hours of credit from courses anywhere outside the major, including FEMA courses.