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Bachelor of Science in
Homeland Security and Intelligence

Hands on experience, leading-edge labs and expert faculty help sharpen critical thinking skills and prepare students to solve real-world hazard management challenges.

Embry-Riddle’s B.S. in Homeland Security and Intelligence enhances and expands the disciplines of public safety, homeland security, emergency management and intelligence analysis by delivering the highest quality academic and practical professional program in the U.S.

Among the first four-year degrees of its kind, it features academic courses, research projects and hands-on field experience that exposes undergraduate students to the latest procedures used by the agencies that secure the American homeland.

Taught by expert faculty members with vast real-world experience, the courses were devised in collaboration with industry subject matter experts who supervise hiring our graduates, and the degree program focuses on core academic areas that explore all aspects of this rapidly expanding field.

Input from industry leaders also helped Embry-Riddle build an outcomes-based curriculum that is rooted in a culture of professionalism and patriotism and prepares students to make immediate contributions to the vital organizations that protect our country, including:

  • Government agencies, such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, CBP, Border Patrol, Secret Service, DHS, FEMA, TSA, the State Department and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Transportation Infrastructure (e.g., airlines and airports, port facilities, mass transit)
  • Department of Defense
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Aerospace companies and defense contractors
  • Local law enforcement agencies


About Homeland Security and Intelligence at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The B.S. in Homeland Security and Intelligence degree at our Daytona Beach campus is a broad and inclusive program that includes studies in:

  • Emergency Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Risk Analysis
  • Industrial Security
  • Environmental Security
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Law and Policy

Students can take advantage of Embry-Riddle’s situation lab, which runs real-time scenarios that allow role-playing in disaster response situations, as well as table-top exercises and drills to sharpen strategic thinking skills in hazard response management.

Embry-Riddle’s longstanding industry connections make possible a wide range of internships that can provide practical experience and help students begin building the professional networks so vital to career success.

Key hands-on experience also comes from research in conjunction with group and individual projects and thesis papers, all of which prepare students to solve real-world challenges. Potential topics for research exploration include:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Disaster Response
  • Physical Security
  • International Relations
  • Environmental Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intelligence Analysis

In addition, there are opportunities to study abroad on faculty-led trips to destinations, such as Ireland, England, Germany and Israel, where students attend workshops and get behind-the-scenes tours of security-related facilities to learn how other nations deal with current security issues.

Students can also join the National Security Student Association, a vibrant student club for all Homeland Security and Intelligence and Global Conflict Studies students that works closely with Embry-Riddle’s Career Services team to stay connected with job fairs, internships and employment opportunities, as well as opening networking channels with current homeland security and public safety professionals.


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