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Disaster and Emergency Management

Bachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management (BDEM), Double Major, Minor

Gain the knowledge and abilities necessary for a career in emergency management, where you will aid in the mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from disasters and emergencies.

Disaster and Emergency Management

Program Information

The Disaster and Emergency Management program provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills necessary to aid in the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from regional and global disasters and emergencies. Students learn to apply key concepts, methodologies and strategies used by emergency management professionals, and apply them to complex real-life challenges.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management (BDEM), Double Major, Minor

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Field Placement

Honours Option


Degree Overview

Career Options

Our Disaster and Emergency Management program provides you with an opportunity to experience exciting and rewarding careers in Canada, the United States and overseas. With an increasing demand for disaster and emergency managers, coordinators, consultants and business continuity experts, our program will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in this expanding field.


Disaster Recovery Coordinator Disaster Risk Specialist Emergency Management Consultant
Emergency Management Coordinator Emergency Management Program Director Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Emergency Response Officer Emergency Services Planning Director Emergency Services System Director
Emergency Systems Specialist Incident Commander Public Safety Professional