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The Online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Disaster Science & Emergency Management at LSUA through LSU Online prepares students to lead and make high-level decisions in times of crisis. Students will gain an understanding of disasters and how they occur, as well as how to manage these emergencies with an aim toward achieving the best possible outcome. This program also offers insights gained in enrichment courses in criminal justice, business, psychology, and the humanities.
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When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated concierge assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.
In this four-year program, students will gain valuable skills that can be applied in a wide spectrum of potential career areas, including national, state, or local governments, as well as for-profit companies and non-profit agencies, or as a private consultant to businesses.
LSUA ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.
The Online BGS in Disaster Science and Emergency Management ranked #7 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BGS in Disaster Science program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,750
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,940
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.
General Education Courses (39 credit hours)
Foundation Courses (27 credit hours)
Enrichment Blocks - Business (12 credit hours*)
Enrichment Blocks - Psychology (12 credit hours*)
Electives (30 credit hours*)
*Free Electives can be used to slot transfer courses or student can choose a minor in Business, Criminal Justice, English or Psychology. If a minor is chosen, enrichment blocks will be adjusted as needed.
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
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