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Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

  • Prerequisites

    • Minimum GPA of 2.00 on all transfer work

    • Completion of the ASU admission application process with acceptance

    • Completion of the AAS DPEM application process with acceptance


  • Admission Process

    1. Apply for admission to ASU. Contact the Office of Admissions at (870) 972-3024 for more information or online at www.astate.edu

    2. Declare the AAS DPEM program as your major.

  • Additional Information

    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.

    All courses completed which apply toward the AAS degree will be included in calculating the GPA for application. Courses that do not apply toward the AAS degree will not be included in the GPA calculation.

    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.


  • Checksheets & Degree Plans


    Checksheets list all of the requirements and university obligations for degree completion.

    Degree Plans

    Degree plans suggest a schedule of courses for students to follow as they pursue their degree.