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Homeland Security, BA

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security focuses on management-level skills needed in the critical field of Homeland Security. The program provides an understanding of essential management skills and addresses unique proficiencies needed to understand Homeland Security at the Local, State, and Federal levels. Topics include cross cultural management, emergency management planning and critical infrastructure protection.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Students develop on understanding of generally accepted management principles for use in forming emergency plans for multiple agencies.
  • Students are able to apply generally accepted management principles for use in forming emergency plans for multiple agencies.
  • Students are able to prepare for, recognize, investigate, and respond to terrorism.
  • Students develop an understanding of issues currently threatening our society and how to respond to such threats.

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Homeland Security Major Courses – Lower Level (24.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Homeland Security 3.0 credit hours
Constituional Law For the H.S. Professional 3.0 credit hours
Bio Terrorism: Hazardous Material & Weapons of Mass Destruction 3.0 credit hours
Domestic & International Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Cyber-Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Planning & Security Measures I 3.0 credit hours
Organizing the War on Terrorism 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )

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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division Homeland Security Courses ( 42.0 credit hours )
Preparation and Response for Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Recognition and Investigation of Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Issues in Disaster Response 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Planning and Security Measures II 3.0 credit hours
Homeland Security Policy and Law 3.0 credit hours
Tactical Communications 3.0 credit hours
Catastrophic Event Response Planning 3.0 credit hours
Critical Infrastructure Protection 3.0 credit hours
Homeland Security Threat Strategy 3.0 credit hours
Current Topics in Public Safety / Capstone 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Cross-Cultural Management 3.0 credit hours
Criminal Justice Managment 3.0 credit hours
Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 18.0 credit hours )
Computers In Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
Sociology of the Urban Community 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Workforce Diversity 3.0 credit hours

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