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Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
 
The BSHS requires completion of a total of 120 credit-hours of instruction, 60 of which are at the upper level (junior and senior years). Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit-hours of college-level studies at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). Within the required 120 credit-hours a student must also complete at least 30 credit-hours in General Education in total to receive a BSHS degree.

BSHS Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge in Homeland Security to specialized areas of concern
  • Evaluate the importance of communication, coordination, and cooperation in a variety of competing agencies
  • Apply expertise in various international and domestic terrorist entities and comprehend the underlying conflicts that foster their existence
  • Relate real-world conflict analysis and resolution approaches that have been used to defuse crises
  • Synthesize the roles of the key players in Homeland Security such as government (federal, state & local), military, and non-government organizations and critique their effectiveness
  • Make suggestions for implementing new ideas by utilizing research methods and statistical data from the field
  • Create realistic Homeland Security policies using various considerations while keeping in mind realities such as budget concerns and legal authority
BSHS Core Courses
CJ 150 Introduction to Forensic Science
CJ 160 Criminal Investigation
COMM 101 Technical Writing
HS 100 Introduction to Homeland Security
HS 110 Introduction to Emergency Management
HS 120 Emergency Management Technology
HS 130 Introduction to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
HS 140 Emergency Preparedness
HS 150 Critical Incident Response
HS 160 Maritime Security
MGT 165 Introduction to International Relations
 
BSHS Recommended Electives
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 125 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CJ 130 Criminology
CJ 140 Criminal Justice Management
CJ 145 Constitutional Law
CJ 155 Criminal Courts System
CJ 165 Criminal Evidence
CJ 170 Criminal Procedure
FIN 100 Principles of Finance
HA 104 Epidemiology and Community Health
MGT 101 Principles of Management
MGT 131 Organizational Behavior
MGT 132 Human Resources Management
MGT 133 Organizational Communication
MGT 135 Leadership
 
 
 
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