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Disaster and Emergency Management

Bachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management (BDEM)

Work Experience 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.


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)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized

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 both in Canada 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 Preparedness Coordinator Emergency Response Officer
Emergency Services Planning Director Emergency Services System Director Emergency Systems Specialist
Incident Commander International Development Worker Public Safety Professional