Tribal Management and Emergency Services

Undergraduate Certificate in Tribal Management and Emergency Services

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $259.00
  • $411.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Tribal Management and Emergency Services, undergraduate certificate is designed to provide students with a valuable credential for anyone interested in working with Native Nations. Students will be prepared to assist Native communities plan for, respond to and recover from man-made and natural disasters and emergencies.

Currently, there are 567 recognized U.S. Tribal Nations. Each of these nations possesses inherent rights of self-governance that are expected to simultaneously conduct governmental tribal functions while cooperating and complying with many local, state and federal government regulations and laws.

This complex and often confusing system of administration presents many challenges for Native Governments, particularly when faced with natural or man-made disasters that threaten tribal lands and interests. These threats to tribal communities are often compounded by a lack of resources. Understanding the complex legal, historical and cultural issues affecting tribal government management and provision of crisis response is essential to provide routine and emergency services to native communities.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.