Bachelor of Science in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management

The Bachelor of Science in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to natural disasters and crises while demonstrating Christian compassion, service, and witness.

What You'll Learn 

  • Practical skills in responding to natural disasters and crises.
  • Management and leadership skills for dealing with disasters and crises.
  • Appropriate Christian communication and care to those affected by disasters and crises.

Program Length 

This 120-credit-hour degree can be completed in 4 years.

Why Study Disaster Relief and Emergency Management at CIU?

  • Gain skills and insights to work and minister amid 21st century global crises.
  • Our professors are seasoned veterans and experts in the field.


  • Minimum 120 semester hours
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 18 hours of Bible, theology, and ministry courses and at least 12 hours of additional interdisciplinary Bible-related courses
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of general education


Career and Ministry Opportunities for Disaster Relief & Emergency Management Graduates

A B.S. in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management equips students to work in:

  • U.S. government agencies (FEMA, Homeland Security).
  • Faith-based humanitarian organizations.
  • Mission organizations, churches, and denominations committed to disaster relief and emergency management.

Bachelor of Science in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
  • Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)
  • Signed Statement of Understanding document (completed during the first course)
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