Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security
An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.
Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security provides a comprehensive review of the major components of the Department of Homeland Security, the agencies that comprise the Department and the laws, authorities and actions of the Department. Hazardous materials identification and handling, acts of terrorism and the response and recovery actions of Homeland Security agencies are detailed, including laws and legislative actions that give authority to the multiple agencies involved.
The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its objectives:
To provide students with a comprehensive review of the major components of the Department of Homeland Security.
To develop students’ abilities to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats.
To provide students with an understanding of domestic and international terrorism, including the agencies, responses and actions used to deal with it.
To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level employment in Homeland Security areas.
To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Homeland Security Major Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Homeland Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Cyber-Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Domestic and International Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Organizing the War on Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Bio-Terrorism: Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction||3.0 credit hours|
|Emergency Planning and Security Measures||3.0 credit hours|
|Constitutional Law for the Homeland Security Professional||3.0 credit hours|
General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
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