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The online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Disaster Science & Emergency Management from LSU Alexandria 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 coach 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.
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 #3 on Best-Universities.net's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.
The Online BGS in Disaster Science and Emergency Management ranked #7 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $325
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750
Total cost with fees: $39,000
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.
LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
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 freshman must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
Students enrolled in this disaster science and emergency management bachelor’s degree program will graduate with the knowledge and ability to help communities in crisis.
Topics covered in this degree include:
A bachelor’s degree in disaster science and emergency management can prepare graduates for a rich and fulfilling career in national, state, or local governments, as well as for-profit companies and non-profit agencies. The top-ranked, affordable online BGS in Disaster Science & Emergency Management from LSUA provides students with the broad educational foundation they need to be successful in the field. Enrolled students will benefit from the flexible and convenient course formats, which allow students to take classes while balancing their schedules.
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