KAKE - Schools - Headlines

Kansas Wesleyan To Offer Emergency Management Degree

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina will offer the state's first four-year degree in emergency management, beginning this spring.

The first two classes will be offered in the spring semester, with additional classes starting in the fall of 2013.

John Burchill, an associate professor at Wesleyan, says the program is already drawing a lot of interest.

Burchill expects most of the students to be from the private sector, with about half already working in an emergency management field.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that people in emergency management have at least a bachelor's degree in the field. The Salina Journal reports that's been difficult in Kansas, where only two colleges offer associate degrees.

Students in the program will focus on homeland security, victim services or nongovernment organizations.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180840211 - kake.com/a?a=180840211