Homeland Security Major Requirements
The purpose of the Homeland Security program is to:
- Explorewith students theinterdisciplinary perspectives on, and approaches to, homeland security.
- Have students collaborate with community stakeholders to create prevention, deterrence, preemption, defense, and response strategies and systems appropriate to local, regional, national, and international critical incidents and emergencies.
- Instruct students to assess strategic threats and vulnerabilities for the purpose of designing and organizing appropriate strategies.
- 4.Facilitate technological and scientific research that focuses on the evolution of existing science and technology and/or the development of new science/and technology that contribute to homeland security.
- 5.Assist students in understandingthe relationship between travelers, commerce, and borders with homeland security.
- 6.Gain an international/comparative perspective on issues related to homeland security.
- 7.Enhance students’ understanding ofthe civil- and human-rights concerns generated by security needs.
- 8.Facilitate the identificationand delineation of ethical issues related to homeland security.
Students completing the homeland security program will be able to:
- Identify origins of the Department of Homeland Security and the laws, constitutional issues, regulations, and policies that regulate their operations daily basis.
- Examine and analyze specific problems within the areas of Homeland Security and present the results in both documented and oral forms;
- Identify evidence-based strategies that reduce the impact of terrorism and how these plans are evaluated;
- Evaluate the growing threats of cyber security and its effect on businesses, communications, politics, and critical network security;
- Gain an understanding of Homeland Security issues from a global perspective.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically, pragmatically and strategically in the completion of a capstone project that will apply students learning to specific homeland security administration issues.
Suggested 4 year program plan:
First Year, Fall Semester ( 15 credit hours)
- CORE 100 New Student Orientation (1 credit)
- CORE 150 Composition 1 (3 credits)
- CORE 131 Mathematics (3 credits)
- CORE E: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology (4 credits]
- FREN OR SPAN 101 French or Spanish I (4 credits)
First Year, Spring Semester ( 15 credit hours)
- CORE 120 Critical Thinking (2 credits])
- CORE 160 Composition II & Oral Communication(3 credits)
- FREN or SPAN 102 Elementary French or Spanish II (4 credits)
- General Elective (6 credits)
Second Year, Fall Semester (15 credit hours)
- CORE A: HIS 270 African American History (4 credits)
- FREN or SPAN 200 Intensive Intermediate French or Spanish (4 credits)
- HSS 280 Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4 credits)
- CRJ 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
Second Year, Spring Semester (15 credit hours)
- CORE 260 Humanities (3 credits])
- CORE C: Arts (3 credits)
- HMLS 225 Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits)
- HMLS 201 Introduction To Emergency Management (3 credits])
- PSCI 305 (American Constitutional Law) (4 credits)
Third Year, Fall Semester (16 credit hours)
- CORE 201 Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- HMLS 220 Border and Immigration Control ( 3 credit hours)
- HMLS 365 Social Dimensions of Disasters (3 credits])
- HMLS Elective (6 credits)
Third Year, Spring Semester (15 credit hours)
- CORE D: Natural Science (4 credits)
- CRJ 374 Global Terrorism ( 3 credit hours)
- PSY 348 Abnormal Psychology ( 4 credit hours)
- CRJ 384 Cyber Security (3 credit hours)
- General Elective ( 1 credit hour)
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (15 credit hours)
- CORE 360 The World & Its Peoples (4 credits)
- CRJ 499 Senior Seminar (4 credits)
- HMLS 400 (Critical Infrastructure Protection ( 3 credit hours)
- General Elective (4 credit hours)
Fourth Year, Spring Semester (15 credit hours)
- General Electives (4 credit hours)
- HMLS Electives (4 credit hours)
- CRJ Internship ( 4 credit hours)
The total hours required for graduation: 120 credit hours