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Classes relevant to the interests of Disaster Science & Management M.S. and Ph.D. students can be found in many departments throughout the university, since the program is inherently interdisciplinary. The lists of electives below are to illustrate the range of options, but are by no means comprehensive. Not all classes are offered every year, and other classes may also serve as suitable electives.
For the Ph.D. program, elective courses are organized by thematic areas to provide a focus. The areas are defined as:
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lists also serve as potential electives for MS students. Students select
electives are in consultation with their advisor. All classes are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.
ACCT800 – Financial Reporting and AnalysisBUAD800 – Strategic Thinking for the Executive LeaderBUAD870 – Leadership and Organizational BehaviorBUAD880 – Marketing ManagementCOMM610 – Organizational Communication TheoryCOMM630 - Interpersonal Communication TheoryCOMM670 - Mass Communication TheoryECON503 – Economic Analysis for Business PolicyECON832 – Public FinanceFINC850 – Financial ManagementSOCI837 – Criminology and Systems of JusticeUAPP616 – Volunteer Management (1 credit)UAPP658 – Contemporary Issues in Public Administration (1 credit)UAPP619 – Contemporary Issues in Urban Affairs and Planning (1 credit)UAPP686 – State and Local Government: Concepts and IssuesUAPP687 – State Government Management and Policy
BREG628 – Natural Wastewater Treatment SystemsCEIG633 – Hazardous Waste ManagementCIEG637 – Water and Wastewater QualityCIEG650 – Urban Transportation SystemsCIEG654 – Urban Transportation PlanningCIEG655 – Civil Infrastructure SystemsCIEG667 – Resilience EngineeringENWC610 – Medical, Veterinary, and Forensic EntomologyENWC611 – Insect Pest ManagementENWC814 – Advanced EcologyGEOG617 – Seminar in Climate ChangeGEOG622 – Resources, Development and the EnvironmentGEOG628 – Issues in Land Use and Environmental PlanningGEOG649 – Environment and SocietyGEOL621 – Environmental and Applied GeologyMAST601 – Introduction to OceanographyMAST671 – Coastal Processes and ManagementPLSC603 – Soil PhysicsPLSC608 – Environmental Soil ChemistryPLSC619 – Soil MicrobiologySOCI671 – Disasters, Vulnerability & DevelopmentUAPP675 – Land Use and Transportation Linkages (1 credit)
CIEG667 – Resilience EngineeringCHEG622 – Chemicals, Risk and the EnvironmentFREC826 – Issues in Domestic and Foreign Rural DevelopmentGEOG617 – Seminar in Climate ChangeGEOG622 – Resources, Development and the EnvironmentHLPR809 – Health BehaviorHLPR823 – Human Response to StressHLPR610 – Health and the MediaMAST692 – Environmental Values, Movements and PolicyNURS613 – Death EducationPOSC838 – International SecuritySOCI622 – Collective BehaviorSOCI661 – Racial StratificationSOCI671 – Disasters, Vulnerability & DevelopmentUAPP637 – Organizing for Social Justice (1 credit)UAPP651 – Managing Risk and Society
CIEG654 – Urban Transportation PlanningGEOG622 – Resources, Development and the EnvironmentECON832 – Public FinanceHLPR610 – Health and the MediaMAST670 – United States Ocean and Coastal PolicyMAST672 – Applied Policy Analysis (to coastal and ocean issues)MAST692 – Environmental Values, Movements and PolicyPOSC624 – Energy Policy and AdministrationPOSC838 – Public Policy AnalysisPOSC818 – Environmental Policy and AdministrationSOCI622 – Collective BehaviorUAPP602 – Introduction to Comprehensive Planning (1 credit)UAPP603 – Introduction to Zoning and Land Use Controls (1 credit)UAPP617 – Contemporary Issues in Environment and Energy Policy (1 credit)UAPP657 – Health Policy
BUAD837 – Decision Support and Expert Systems for BusinessCISC659 – Topics in Communication, Distributed Computing and NetworksFREC/STAT608 – Statistical Research MethodsFREC682 – Spatial Analysis of Natural ResourcesGEOG667 – GISGEOG671 – Advanced GISHLPR803 – Advanced Health Promotion Programming and EvaluationSOCI611 – Techniques of Demographic AnalysisAPEC603 – Simulation Modeling and Analysis
HSAD637 – Health Planning StrategiesHSAD638 – Health Services EvaluationNURS6xx – Health Systems Disaster Leadership (proposed new course)NURSxxx – Biological, Chemical, Radiological and Other Source Emergencies: Planning Response and Public Policy Measures (proposed new course)