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Minor in Crisis, Risk, and Resilience Communication

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy students’ personal interest and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. 

The Minor in Crisis, Risk and Resilience Communication is a unique course of study that answers the demand for those who wish to explore the intersections between communication and safe and secure societies and industries. Students gain a strong foundation in communication for risk management, crisis response and fostering resilience in multidisciplinary contexts and vis-à-vis diverse audiences; effectively communicating across the phases of the national preparedness cycle; knowledge of important historical, legal and policy foundations of communication challenges and approaches in an all-hazards and whole-community context of civil security.

A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology, and subject matter. To gain the greatest value from their academic experience, students are encouraged to select minors that complement their degree program and/or other minors that they are pursuing. 

The student becomes subject to the requirements of the minor as stated in the catalog that are in effect at the time the minor is declared. The department/program chair responsible for a particular minor determines how students fulfill deficits in credits for a minor and certifies that students are qualified to receive the minor. 

Not open to students pursuing the Crisis, Risk & Resilience Communication Specialization in the B.S. in Communication. Students pursuing College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate degrees cannot take minors that are in the same field as their majors.

ENGL 222Business Communication3
or SSES 224 Intelligence Writing
COMD 460Crisis Communication3
EMGY 310Fundamentals of Emergency Management3
or HLSD 110 Introduction to Homeland Security
Choose two courses 6
COMD 365Communication for Resilience3
COMD 480Advanced Seminar in Crisis and Risk Communication3
EMGY 405Disaster Policy and Management3
EMGY 430Emergency Management and Contingency Planning3
ESVS 301Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services3
ESVS 305Fire Prevention Organization and Management3
HLSD 360Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Homeland Security3
Total Credits15