The BSHS requires completion of a total of 120 credit hours of instruction, 60 of which are at the upper level (junior and senior years). Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college-level studies at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). Within the required 120 credit-hours a student must also complete at least 30 credit hours in General Education in total to receive a BSHS degree.

BSHS Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge in Homeland Security to specialized areas of concern
  • Evaluate the importance of communication, coordination, and cooperation in a variety of competing agencies
  • Apply expertise in various international and domestic terrorist entities and comprehend the underlying conflicts that foster their existence
  • Relate real-world conflict analysis and resolution approaches that have been used to defuse crises
  • Synthesize the roles of the key players in Homeland Security such as government (federal, state & local), military, and non-government organizations and critique their effectiveness
  • Make suggestions for implementing new ideas by utilizing research methods and statistical data from the field
  • Create realistic Homeland Security policies using various considerations while keeping in mind realities such as budget concerns and legal authority

BSHS Core Courses

  • CJ 320 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • CJ 405 Criminal Investigation
  • COMM 205 Technical Writing
  • HS 100 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HS 110 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • HS 130 Introduction to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • HS 201 Emergency Preparedness
  • HS 265 Introduction to International Relations
  • HS 271 Emergency Management Technology
  • HS 310 Critical Incident Response
  • HS 420 Maritime Security

BSHS Recommended Electives

  • CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 206 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 216 Criminology
  • CJ 340 Constitutional Law
  • CJ 400 Criminal Courts System
  • CJ 410 Criminal Evidence
  • CJ 420 Criminal Procedure
  • CJ 450 Criminal Justice Management
  • COMM 330 Organizational Communication
  • FIN 300 Principles of Finance
  • HA 310 Epidemiology and Community Health
  • MGT 300 Principles of Management
  • MGT 311 Human Resources Management
  • MGT 331 Leadership
  • MGT 332 Organizational Behavior
Program taught in:
  • English
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