The Department of Anthropology

The Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management brings together three allied fields of study:  fire science, emergency management, and security.  The integration of these three disciplines provides the basis for establishing the essential safety and security needs in today's world.  A variety of undergraduate programs are available to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue careers in the fields of fire protection, firefighting, and security management. Coursework in the fire science field includes technical classes on topics such as the design of water-based suppression systems, fire behavior, and building construction. For those who wish to pursue a career in the fire service, we offer several fire service management classes. We also offer up-to-date courses in the security field as well, including classes on the security of computers and their data as well as classes in security management. In addition, our one-of-a-kind Protection Management Graduate Program allows students to specialize in one of the following areas: fire protection, security management, or emergency management - while still completing coursework in the other two disciplines to provide a well-rounded understanding of this unique field of study. Our faculty are experienced practitioners who bring their cutting edge expertise into the classroom, providing students with the latest information in these rapidly changing fields.The department is also home to the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies.  The department was excited to also welcome the Center_for_Private_Security_and_Safety.pdf which recently launched.

Chuck Nemeth, Chairperson
445 West 59th Street, Room 3521N, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8756, Email: