Students focused on security threat analysis.

Bachelor of Science in
Homeland Security

The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security empowers graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed throughout the homeland security enterprise.

About the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

In a world where the security landscape is ever-evolving, the need for skilled professionals in homeland security has never been greater. Natural disasters, the ongoing impacts of climate change, the persistent threat of global terrorism and the complexities of cybersecurity demand a new breed of security expert.  

Embry-Riddle, a pioneer in homeland security education, offers one of the nation's first Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security. This program not only provides a solid foundation in security principles but also offers a unique blend of courses in global conflict studies, military science and counterterrorism. It's not just about learning - it's about applying this knowledge to make a real difference. 

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while studying for an online homeland security degree:   

  • Understand the Framework: grasp the intricate legal and policy structure that underpins the homeland security industry
  • Protect Critical Infrastructures: develop skills to identify and safeguard essential U.S. infrastructures
  • Master Risk Management: employ cutting-edge principles and tools to address homeland security challenges
  • Assess Environmental Hazards: analyze the relationship between environmental hazards and U.S. security 

Homeland Security Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Setting the standard, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the workforce in top companies, including the FBI, CIA, NSA, the Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman, with a placement rate of 90% within a year of graduation. 

Graduates with a Homeland Security degree often secure roles as: 

  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Federal Agents
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Security Supervisors

Homeland Security Salary Information

A degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, averaging $88,929 annually, as of 2022. 


About Homeland Security at the Worldwide & Online Campus

With the ever-changing needs of the government and its role in protecting its citizens, the online homeland security degree aims to meet those needs as well as the needs of the private sector. Homeland Security students develop highly marketable skills, such as the ability to perform risk analyses, utilize counterterrorism techniques, write emergency management plans and understand how to identify and protect critical infrastructure. 

The Worldwide & Online Campus is especially suited for working students, those on the go or students who want to save a bit of money while still living at home. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students can customize their online Homeland Security degree by choosing from these available tracks: 

  • Emergency Management
  • Terrorism Studies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Military Science
  • International History
  • Global Conflict Studies
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Students will earn the FEMA | Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Series (PDS) certificate as part of this program.

Homeland Security Information

  • Credits: 123
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online 

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