Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security

Note:  Effective fall 2017, Homeland Security (program 8003) and Public Safety Administration (program 8004) will be discontinued. A new B.A.S. Degree to meet student needs will begin in the fall of 2017.  The new program name will be Public Safety and Emergency Management (program 8008) and will have two tracks for students to choose; a homeland security track and a public safety track. Applications for the Public Safety and Emergency Management B.A.S. Degree are temporarily unavailable, but will be ready soon.

Students who are currently in B.A.S. Homeland Security or Public Safety Administration can finish out their degree program, but no new students will be admitted into these programs.

Homeland Security

Program Description/Employment Options For Graduates:

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Program provides associate degree graduates in areas such as law enforcement, paralegal, fire science, emergency medical services, emergency management, or an Associate in Arts with an educational pathway that leads to a bachelor's degree with workforce skills based on the needs of the U.S. government as well as the needs of the private sector. Coursework includes the areas of crisis and disaster issues, public safety, homeland security, management and terrorism prevention. Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in the federal or state government, colleges and universities, and the private sector. In addition, the Homeland Security Program is ideal preparation for further study in graduate school for programs in law, emergency management or public policy.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Homeland Security will include:

  • A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
  • Completion of 45 semester hours. Included in this must be ENC 1101 and MAT 1033 (or a course at that same or higher level).
  • Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the required 42 hours of electives.

Instructions for program application

For program coursework, choose any of the following links: 

Core Courses

For more information contact Program Director:

 Barry Puett   

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