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Program Overview

Emergency preparedness has long been an important part of government policy at the federal, state, and local levels; within the last decade the concept of homeland security has been developed to incorporate emergency management as well as the task of protecting the United States from terrorist attacks. The B.S. in Homeland Security program teaches the theories, models, tools, and techniques needed to effectively prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural, manmade, or terrorist disasters. The Homeland Security curriculum is designed to give students both theoretical and practical knowledge in homeland security, terrorism, domestic and international law, and emergency management. The curriculum supports the development of a global perspective, enhanced interpersonal skills, and an increased awareness of the current state of homeland security.

The Homeland Security program is offered as an accelerated, non-traditional degree completion program for adult learners. Students entering directly into the Homeland Security Core sequence must transfer in at least applicable 60 credits. Students without transfer credits may enter the AS in Business, then move into the Homeland Security Core.

Program Goals

The Homeland Security program focuses on using information systems to confront and resolve business and management problems, meeting the operation needs of business organizations. The goals of the program include:

1.      To provide a relevant and innovative education that prepares individuals for professional careers and lifelong learning.

2.      To develop in all students the interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in teams and groups.

3.      To enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills of each individual student.

4.      To develop and cultivate a sense of purpose, responsibility, and ethical behavior among individuals.

5.      To enhance the student’s written and spoken communication skills.

6.      To develop proficiency in the application of theoretical and practical knowledge of homeland security, terrorism, international and domestic law, and emergency preparedness.

Delivery Format

1.      Online

2.      On-campus (Buffalo Campus only)

B.S. in Homeland Security Core- Course Sequence

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

GEN 310 Critical Thinking and Online Studies (4 credits) (online students)/ GEN 300 Critical Thinking and the Adult Learner (4 credits) (on-ground students)

CRJ 470 Government Leadership Challenges in Homeland Security (4 credits)

CRJ 305 Securing the Homeland (4 credits)

HLS 300 Administering Homeland Security (4 credits)

CRJ 301 Homeland Security: Issues and Impact (4 credits)

HIS 320 History of Terrorism (4 credits)

POL 340 Systems of International Terrorism (4 credits)

POL 341 Systems of Domestic Terrorism (4 credits)

POL 320 International Legal Systems (4 credits)

POL 321 The Constitution and the Patriot Act (4 credits)

POL 422 International Political Systems and Homeland Security (4 credits)

MGT 375 Principles of Emergency Management (4 credits)

HLS 402 Managing Natural Disasters (4 credits)

HLS 403 Managing Manmade Disasters (4 credits)

HLS 475 Capstone in Homeland Security (4 credits)

Transfer/Electives: 60 credits*

Total Credit Hours: 120

*The BS in Homeland Security is an accelerated online degree completion program. Students need approximately two years of college credits to begin the core sequence. Medaille offers undergraduate coursework to help you reach this minimum credit level.