BDEM Specialized Honours: 120 Credits

Note: Students are required to have completed 12U Advanced Functions or equivalent prior to entry to the program. Students transferring into the program must have a minimum grade point average of 5.0.

Residency: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least ½ (50%) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Minimum cumulative grade point average: Students must successfully complete the required 120 credits with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 5.0 and a major grade point average of 5.5.

General education requirements: 21 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science, including a minimum of six credits in each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.

Major: 57 credits including:

AP/ADMS 1000 3.00 Introduction to Administrative Studies
AP/ADMS 2700 3.00 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
AP/ADMS 2320 3.00 Quantitative Methods
AP/ADMS 2400 3.00 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
AP/ADMS 3701 3.00 Disaster Risk Management
AP/ADMS 3702 3.00 Comprehensive Emergency Management I
AP/ADMS 3703 3.00 Business Continuity Planning
AP/ADMS 3704 3.00 Emergency Management Communications
AP/ADMS 3707 3.00 Ethics: Society, the Environment and Disasters
AP/ADMS 4421 3.00 Qualitative Methods
AP/HRM 3400 3.00 Occupational Health and Safety
LE/ESSE 1410 6.00 Natural, Technological and Human Induced Disasters

9 additional credits from the following:
AP/ADMS 3705 3.00 Emergency Management: Field Experience
AP/ADMS 3706 3.00 Disasters and Humans
AP/ADMS 3708 3.00 Social Issues in Disaster Management
AP/GEOG 3180 3.00 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
AP/HRM 3440 3.00 Leadership and Management Skills
AP/POLS 3195 3.00 Multi-level Gov, Policy & Prog. Delivery in Canada
ES/ENVS 3450 3.00 Environment and Health
LE/ESSE 3300 3.00 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

9 additional credits from the following:
AP/ADMS 4704 3.00 Disasters and Logistics
AP/ADMS 4705 3.00 Comprehensive Emergency Management II: The Canadian Context
AP/ADMS 4708 3.00 Research Seminar in Disaster and Emergency Management
AP/ADMS 4709 3.00 Terrorism: The New Threat
ES/ENVS 4440 3.00 Environmental Disasters
LE/ESSE 4400 3.00 GIS and Data Integration

At least 12 credits in the major must be at the 4000 level.

Upper level requirement: At least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.

Required credits outside the major: 18 credits