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BS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
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Program description

BS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Prepare for careers in the security, business continuity, and disaster management fields in the public sector (city, state, or federal governments), nonprofit organizations, and private industry with the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. It provides a solid foundation in the security issues, practices, politics, and cultures of terrorism; best practices to cope with a pending emergency; and operations during, and recovery from, an emergency.

Throughout the homeland security degree program, you’ll conduct research on various government and private sector entities and report on suggested improvements in preparing for an emergency. Prepare for work in a variety of homeland security and emergency preparedness settings and capacities, such as land borders, seaports and airports, threat assessment, disaster management, and crisis response planning, and management. It is also appropriate for military personnel of all ranks, mid-level managers, and managers seeking promotion within the various levels of government and private industry.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Requirements for the Major

  • Domestic Security Management
  • Intro to Public Administration
  • Leading Diverse Groups & Teams
  • & Domestic Terrorism
  • Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Information Security
  • Border-Transportation Security
  • Crisis Management
  • Legal Issues of Security
  • Disaster Management
  • Supervised Senior Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply relevant criticism in sustained analysis and interpretations of security management thinking.
  • Evaluate emergency disaster pre-plans, recovery plans, and after-action reports.
  • Apply analytical skills in approaching ethical dilemmas and implications of technology and other areas faced in government and private industry.
  • Describe the political and religious implications of the terrorist climate.
  • Describe and analyze the role groups and teams have in organizations as they relate to addressing homeland security and emergency management issues.
  • Describe the roles local, state and federal government agencies have in addressing homeland security and emergency management issues.

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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92123 San Diego California
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