Minor in Crisis Preparedness

Research underscores the need for developing leaders and citizens who can respond appropriately in a crisis. The reality of today’s crises is that they are likely to overlap organizational and geographic boundaries and catapult from local to international challenges. Crises-whether pandemics, natural disasters, information security, or terrorism-are realities for organizations and communities.

The Minor in Crises Preparedness integrates courses from multiple disciples (public relations, political science, information technology, and others) to prepare you as leaders and citizens to capitalize on the strengths and innovations needed to be prepared to respond to crises of the future.


KSU crisis preparedness students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses: 9 Credit Hours

  • PR 4460: Crisis Communication
  • ISA 3330: Information Security Approach to Crisis Management
  • POLS 4200: Homeland Security Administration

Elective Courses: 6 Credit Hours
Choose two of the following:

  • PR 4415: Topics in Public Relations
  • CRJU 3400: Ideological/Group Violence and Law Enforcement
  • CRJU 4100: Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • PR 4670: Crisis Leadership Communication
  • LDRS 3400: Leadership and Community Engagement
  • NURS 4423: International Health Policy
  • POLS 4431: Politics of International Terrorism
  • POLS 4437: Global Security

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


School of Communication & Media 

Kennesaw State University
School of Communication & Media
Social Sciences Bldg #402, Rm 5106
402 Bartow Ave, MD 2207 
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-6298

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