Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies

This program introduces students to a broad range of technological and environmental risks with an emphasis on how social and physical factors interact in disasters.

Graduates of the program are able to assist with all aspects of emergency management, including traditional preparedness and response activities as well as recovery efforts to help people affected by disasters get their lives back to normal, and mitigation planning to prevent future damages.

Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies adopts a liberal arts and sciences approach to foster an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the field. The ADES curriculum balances theory and practice as well as the social and physical science perspectives. A minor is also available to complement any BA or BSc major.