Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Offering Campus

UH West Oʻahu

Delivery Method



This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The study of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management provides students with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of emergency management administrators. All courses meet the national standards as established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Project. The disaster preparedness and emergency management concentration is the only upper division disaster management program in the State of Hawaiʻi

Program URL


Fall, Spring


Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Course Format



Attendance Information

Campus visits not required

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365