Growing emergency management program recognized for excellence
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ online bachelor’s degree program in homeland security and emergency management has recently received top reviews in several college rankings.
The program has earned top-five rankings from Nonprofit Colleges Online (No. 1), Best Value Schools (No. 2) and The Best Schools (No. 5). In addition, College Choice ranked it as eighth on its list of the best homeland security degrees.
A decade ago, the UAF School of Management’s homeland security and emergency management program had just a handful of undergraduate students. Today, it boasts more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students.
“These top rankings are only possible due to our knowledgeable instructors, an exciting curriculum and collaboration across campus,” said Cam Carlson, the program’s director. “Jobs in this field are only continuing to grow in size and significance, and we are providing nationally recognized leadership training as well as the critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills needed for these careers.”
In addition to a Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the program offers a Master of Security and Disaster Management, which can also be completed online. The online instruction allows working professionals to advance their educations and improve their career prospects without taking time away from their critical jobs. Students earning these degrees are trained to plan responses and manage first responders during man-made and natural emergencies.