Homeland Security
Major Requirements

Homeland Security Major Requirements

The purpose of the Homeland Security program is to: 

  1. Explorewith students theinterdisciplinary perspectives on, and approaches to, homeland security. 
  2. 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.
  3. Instruct students to assess strategic threats and vulnerabilities for the purpose of designing and organizing appropriate strategies.
  4. 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. 5.Assist students in understandingthe relationship between travelers, commerce, and borders with homeland security. 
  6. 6.Gain an international/comparative perspective on issues related to homeland security.
  7. 7.Enhance students’ understanding ofthe civil- and human-rights concerns generated by security needs. 
  8. 8.Facilitate the identificationand delineation of ethical issues related to homeland security. 

 Learning Outcomes 

Students completing the homeland security program will be able to: 

  1. Identify origins of the Department of Homeland Security and the laws, constitutional issues, regulations, and policies that regulate their operations daily basis.
  1. Examine and analyze specific problems within the areas of Homeland Security and present the results in both documented and oral forms;
  1. Identify evidence-based strategies that reduce the impact of terrorism and how these plans are evaluated;
  1. Evaluate the growing threats of cyber security and its effect on businesses, communications, politics, and critical network security;
  1. Gain an understanding of Homeland Security issues from a global perspective.
  1. 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