BS in Homeland Security
The Bachelor of Science in homeland security is designed to provide preservice and inservice students with a broad educational background in all aspects of the homeland security field. The BS in homeland security is a four-year course of study grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, along with a core homeland security curriculum. The Bachelor of Science degree program is described below.
A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the BS in homeland security and includes at least 36 credit hours in the major (but not more than 50 credit hours will count toward the BS degree). ENGL 210 is an additional requirement. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program, the Fairmount College requirements (including the foreign language requirement) and the university requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete 33 credit hours of core courses and 3 credit hours of electives. Students may take 14 additional credit hours beyond the 36 credit hours required for the major (for a total of 50 credit hours).
|Core Courses for Major|
|HLS 190||Introduction to Homeland Security||3|
|HLS 310||Emergency Management||3|
|HLS 312||Risk Assessment||3|
|HLS 320||Border Security||3|
|HLS 330||Legal Issues in Homeland Security||3|
|HLS 401||Cyber Security||3|
|HLS 403||Physical Security||3|
|HLS 405||Intelligence Process||3|
|CJ 407||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|CJ 510||Crime and Transportation||3|
|ENGL 210||Composition: Business, Professional and Technical Writing||3|
|Criminal Evidence: Mock Trials|
|Immigration Policy & Politics|
|The History of U.S. Homeland Security|
|Total Credit Hours||39|
Students in the BS in homeland security program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by conducting thorough in-person interviews and discussions with local/regional or federal officials, and by analyzing and presenting the information obtained, which will then be included as part of the overall course learning experience and grade assessment.