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BS Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in Homeland Security

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management was established to provide students with a broad view of homeland security and emergency management issues focusing on policy considerations and aligning with the five National Preparedness System mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. Course work includes, but is not limited to homeland security, emergency management, public safety and business continuity issues. The program is intended for students who want to learn the fundamentals of homeland security and emergency management and prepares them for the day-to-day decision making required in the post-9/11 era. The 120-credit degree program is offered completely online and complements the Master of Science in Homeland Security or Master of Science in Management degree programs at Thomas Edison State University.

BS Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8-10
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 14-16
II. Area of Study 33
A. Required 18
  • Terrorism (SOS-440)
  • Counterterrorism: Constitutional and Legislative Issues (HLS-410)
  • Homeland Security: Preparedness, Prevention, and Deterrence (HLS-420)
  • Protecting the Homeland: Response and Recovery (HLS-429)
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SOS-492)
  • Capstone in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HLS-498)
B. Area of Study Electives (select 15 credits from below or other courses in Homeland Security) 15
  • Concepts of Emergency Management (EDM-300)
  • Immigration and Worldwide Border Security (HLS-450)
  • Integrating Public Safety and Homeland Security (HLS-398)
  • Foundations of Leadership (LDR-305)
  • White-Collar Crime (AOJ-303)
  • Victimology and Criminal Behavior (AOJ-381)
  • Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice (AOJ-484)
  • Management Information Systems (CIS-301)
  • Interpersonal Communications (COM-330)
  • Intercultural Communication (COM-335)
  • War and American Society (HIS-356)
  • Organizational Behavior (MAN-311)
  • International Relations I (POS-315)
  • Conflict in International Relations (POS-420)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY-370)
  • Introduction to Counseling (PSY-331)
  • Gangs (SOC-384)
  • Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond (SOS-360)
  • Challenges in U.S. and Global Public Health (SOS-370)
  • Deliberative Democracy and Social Action (SOS-425)
III. Electives 27
Total Credits 120

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Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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