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FEMA recognizes NSU criminal justice

FEMA recognizes NSU criminal justice, homeland security, emergency management programs

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) — Three Northeastern State University programs were added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Higher Education College List.

NSU’s bachelors of criminal justice, homeland security and certificate of emergency management and planning were recently recognized under the FEMA Higher Education College Program.

According to FEMA’s website, the Higher Education Program is meant “to engage academia, emergency management professional organizations and practitioners to work together to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation through education and research to meet the challenges that confront the nation.”

“People who are looking for emergency management, homeland security and criminal justice programs are able to locate our available programs and feel confident they are receiving the highest quality of education available in these programs,” Dr. Rebekah Doyle, assistant professor, said.

Doyle said FEMA-recognized programs have to meet stringent criteria and standards and are listed on its website. She added NSU criminal justice, emergency preparedness and homeland security programs expose its students to a rigorous curriculum, expert faculty, affordable tuition and student-centered learning to ensure students are ready to join the workforce after graduation.

“As FEMA is the nation's official government body focused on emergency response and preparedness, the Higher Education Program is that agency's community outreach mechanism for keeping the science and study of emergency response alive and well for future generations,” Doyle said.

For more information about the FEMA Higher Education program visit https://training.fema.gov/hiedu/collegelist/. In addition, individuals can learn more about NSU criminal justice, emergency preparedness and homeland security programs at https://academics.nsuok.edu/criminaljustice/DegreePrograms/default.aspx.