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Health Intervention and Disaster Response Program

While bachelor’s programs are common across emergency services and disaster management, an undergraduate program that offers a global focus supported by applied science coursework provides a unique option for civil affairs medics seeking to build on their existing academic, military, and training experiences. Civilians and other military personnel are encouraged to apply if they have international health care experience.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

For students interested in a more domestically focused program, the bachelor's degree in Emergency Health Services Management is another related program.

What can I expect to learn in the Health Intervention and Disaster Response Program program at GW?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Health Intervention and Disaster Response (HIDR) is available for active-duty and veteran service members from the civil affairs medic community or related healthcare fields. The program is also open to civilians in the health care fields with international experience and interest. The program draws heavily from both the civilian and military challenges and successes experienced during natural as well as man-made disaster and crisis events, both domestically and abroad.

What is the Health Intervention and Disaster Response Program community like at GW?

Students are called upon to work individually as well as collaboratively in the development of broadened view of and holistic approach to delivery of aid and relief to the people, families and communities impacted by catastrophic events beyond their control.

What can I do in the Health Intervention and Disaster Response Program field?

Graduates of this program will be well positioned to provide leadership and counsel in all matters of disaster and crisis related healthcare issues for myriad agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Graduates will also be prepared to continue their education in graduate or professional programs.