Before You Apply
Class size is limited and all applicants may not be accepted into the program. Interested individuals are encouraged to seek an advisor early in their college career to ensure that all prerequisite courses are completed in a timely manner.
Calculating Your GPA
All courses completed which apply toward the A.A.S. degree will be included in calculating the GPA for application. Courses that do not apply toward the A.A.S. degree will not be included in these GPA calculations.
Staying in the Program
Continued admission to this degree program is conditioned upon completion of prerequisite course(s) required, and acceptance by disaster preparedness and emergency management agencies for practicum experiences. Some of these agencies may require a background check.
Courses may be taken online from A-State. Transfer credits will be accepted but may not exceed 50%.
Prior Learning Assessment
Continued admission to this degree program is based upon acceptance by clinical agencies for practicum experiences. Students may earn up to 15 credit hours through prior learning assessment. See the bottom of this page for more information about prior learning assessment.
Some courses will incorporate didactic and practicum or hands-on experiences with agencies and professionals in emergency preparedness and emergency management. Travel costs for practicum experiences are the responsibility of the student. Some practicum experiences may require the student to travel to another state for up to one week.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Arkansas State University is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, impediment/disability, or unlawful factors in the admission and treatment of students.