Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Risk Management: Conduct a comprehensive assessment of risks, generate an analysis of options for mitigating risks, select the most appropriate mitigating actions for each risk, develop contingency and crisis response plans, communicate the risk assessment to a variety of audiences, and evaluate risk management plans.
- Critical Thinking: Critically analyze arguments by identifying assumptions, understanding claims, evaluating evidence and drawing a conclusion.
- Communication: Recognize and formulate effective written and oral communication, giving appropriate consideration to audience, context, format and textual evidence.
- Problem Solving: Design and implement strategic plans and creative solutions in novel and evolving circumstances.
- Ethical Analysis: Demonstrate understanding of ethical principles in general and the ability to recognize, articulate and apply ethical principles in concrete situations related to emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity.
- Diversity: Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and the ability to assess social equity in management and policy decisions through courses that focus on topics such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, physical ability, language, and/or social class.
- Teamwork and Project Management: Work effectively in teams in evaluating policies, managing projects and implementing programs as well as effectively managing conflicts, optimizing resources and meeting deadlines.
- Comprehend the theory and practice of homeland security and be able to analyze policy and synthesize information in five key areas: risk and vulnerability analysis, terrorism, intelligence and counter-terrorism, intergovernmental coordination, and ethics.
- Understand the theoretical and practical principles of emergency preparedness for both natural disasters and terrorist incidents and be able to analyze key topics related to natural disasters, extreme events, emergency planning, all-hazard management and ethics.