Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Homeland Security

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Program provides foundational knowledge and exposure to the Emergency Management field. In order to qualify for this program, students must have an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, or an equivalent program. Students explore a variety of areas within this discipline, including the four phases of emergency management, terrorism in emergency management, as well as interagency disaster management. This concentration is designed for students seeking entry-level exposure to the emergency management field, as well as for professionals in industries such as fire science, homeland security, and EMT administration who are seeking to bolster their emergency management background. Coursework includes several areas from criminal justice, public safety, crisis management, homeland security, and terrorism prevention.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


What You Will Learn

The ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment to solve complex problems.

Identify, analyze, and evaluate intelligence data and information from various domestic and international sources.

Demonstrate knowledge of historical, contemporary, and emerging issues within the field of Homeland Security.

Demonstrate knowledge of the constitutional, ethical, and legal principles in the field of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Demonstrate an understanding of the inter and intra-agency collaborative relationships between local, state, and federal governments with the Department of Homeland Security.

Demonstrate an understanding cybersecurity that includes federal networks, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity governance, cyber security threats, and how these threats relate to Homeland Security demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.

Program Costs

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates.  We have also extended that goal to our bachelor of applied science degrees. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.