Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

Core Credits 
60 credits
Total Credits 
120 credits
Courses can be taken 1-2 at a time for each seven-week term.
Each course is 7 weeks in length.
Core Program Duration 
Approximately two years
About the Program 

Medaille College's homeland security program listed as best in the country for 2020!

Medaille's online degree in homeland security focuses 100-percent of its coursework on the practical topics of security, terrorism, legal issues and emergency preparedness. Course instructors with field experience will teach you how to manage it all, from target-specific terrorist threats to widespread natural disasters. Medaille's homeland security degree program, offered online, turns you into a qualified leader of local, state or federal emergency management, law enforcement and security.

What can you do with this degree?
Medaille Alumni have gone on to careers in
What can you do with this degree? 
Loss Prevention
Law Enforcement
Customs and Border Protection/Border Patrol
Cyber Security
Legal and Political Analysis
Emergency Management
The Military
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Program Format 

Seven-week term

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly
due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works
best for you

Complete your degree in as little as two years

Fall, spring and summer starts

Admissions Requirements »




Careers in Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways. You will research and develop the latest security technologies, respond to natural disasters or terrorists assaults, analyze intelligence reports, and much more.
DHS hires thousands of people every year in a vast array of different occupations. From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the department.

Law Enforcement Careers

Law enforcement careers involve protecting the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated individuals. These careers also involve securing the nation’s borders, interagency law enforcement training, and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security. Related components:

Immigration and Travel Security Careers

Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S. Related components:

Prevention and Response Careers

Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests. These careers also provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards. Related components:

Mission Support Careers

Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, public affairs, communication, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more. Related components:
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Management Directorate
  • Science and Technology Directorate
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Executive Secretariat
  • Military Advisor’s Office
  • National Cybersecurity Center
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Office of Health Affairs
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Operations Coordination and Planning
  • Office of Policy
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Privacy Office


Salaries in Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Average Salary Ranges (source)

* Degree Required

Administrative Specialist = $35,229-$81,761

* Information Technology Specialist = $31,467-$86,223

* Security Manager = $44,247-$96,370

Border Patrol Agent = $35,290-$99,865

* Personnel Security Specialist = $52,734-$100,581

* Management & Program Analyst = $45,593-$104,227

Security Supervisor = $37,322-$115,882

* Intelligence Analyst = $41,337-$119,983

* Behavior Analyst = $36,862-$122,513

* Management & Program Analyst = $57,620-$124,711

Information Technology Specialist = $41,479-$131,644

* Data Analyst = $52,376-$135,146

* Operations Manager = $52,070-$148,246

* Master Scheduler = $74,546-$155,858

* Detective or Criminal Investigator = $61,080-$175,313

* Supervisory Special Agent = $62,403-$197,336



At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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  • Guaranteed classes
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available





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