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Bachelor of Science in
Homeland Security

Among the first programs of its kind in the nation, this degree empowers graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed throughout the homeland security enterprise.

In today’s world, there is daily evidence of the need for security. Natural disasters and the effects of climate change are costly and can devastate entire communities. The threat of terrorism is present globally, and the need for cybersecurity increases as technologies develop.

Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security degree program, one of the very first in the nation, empowers its graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful throughout the homeland security enterprise.

It provides students with a foundation in security and a solid core of homeland security-related courses, along with University General Education requirements. Students can customize their degree program with specialized tracks in:

  • Emergency Management
  • Terrorism Studies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Military Science
  • International History
  • Global Conflict Studies
  • Cybersecurity

Students can specialize their bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security by selecting two minors or selecting one minor and one “coherent block of study” from transferred military credits, FAA licenses or approved college credits.

The Homeland Security major curriculum is founded in outcome-based methodology and uses:

  • Analysis of marketplace needs.
  • Intelligence from U.S. military.
  • Governmental experts.
  • Practicing professionals.

Students learn to:

  • Conduct strategic planning.
  • Build continuity plans.
  • Design and evaluate exercises for emergency response to disasters.



About Homeland Security at the Worldwide & Online Campus

With the ever-changing needs of the government and its role in protecting its citizens, the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (BSHS) degree aims to meet those needs as well as the needs of the private sector.

The bachelor’s program will help develop highly marketable skills for its graduates such as the ability to perform risk analyses, write emergency management plans and understand how to identify and protect critical infrastructure.

Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in:

  • Federal or state government
  • Universities
  • Military
  • Private sector

For students who choose to pursue their master’s degree, a 4+1 degree option is available.

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