Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

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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
Last updated December 2019

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The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited b ... Read More

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). UMT's degree programs in project management are also accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI. Read less