The Bachelor of Science with a major in Homeland Security is a specialized degree focusing on aspects of homeland security ranging from government restructuring through disaster preparedness, terrorism, and crisis management. It qualifies graduates for employment in many public service professions and opportunities currently exist for men and women in law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Many of our undergraduate course offerings are now web-based.
The Master of Science degree with a major in Homeland Security serves the needs of students who are (1) pre- and in-service criminal justice personnel seeking a career-enhancing education; (2) those interested in teaching or research in the profession or higher education; and (3) those seeking positions in government service in the many agencies under the Homeland Security umbrella. The degree program may be tailored to meet the needs of individual students. This program is a 36-semester credit hours SCH non-thesis degree. A specialized set of courses has been designed to give the student a well-rounded education in all areas of Homeland Security including crisis management, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and immigration issues. A large number of electives are also available from political science graduate courses for those interested in general public administration or political science perspectives. Graduate level electives are also available from other disciplines with the prior approval of the Graduate Coordinator.