BS in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was developed by a team of professors and practitioners to provide students with a broad view of homeland security issues by going beyond a single discipline to consider policy, preparation, response and recovery issues. Course work covers law enforcement, emergency management and business continuity issues. The program is intended for adults who want to learn the fundamentals of homeland security and emergency preparedness and prepares students for the day to day decision-making required in the post-9/11 era. The 120-credit degree program is offered completely online and complements the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Homeland Security or Master of Science in Management degree programs at Thomas Edison State College.

BS in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8-10
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 14-16
II. Area of Study 33
A. Required 18
  • Terrorism (SOS-440)
(3)
  • Counterterrorism: Constitutional and Legislative Issues (HLS-410)
(3)
  • Homeland Security: Preparedness, Prevention and Deterrence (HLS-420)
(3)
  • Protecting the Homeland, Response & Recovery (HLS-429)
(3)
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SOS-492)
(3)
  • Capstone in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (HLS-498)
(3)
B. Area of Study Electives (select 15 credits from below or other courses in Homeland Security) 15
  • White Collar Crime (AOJ-303)
  • Victimology and Criminal Behavior (AOJ-381)
  • Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice (AOJ-484)
  • Management Information Systems (CIS-301)
  • Interpersonal Communications (COM-330)
  • Elements of Intercultural Communication (COM-335)
  • War and American Society (HIS-356)
  • Organizational Behavior (MAN-311)
  • International Relations I (POS-315)
  • Conflict in International Relations (POS-420)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY-370)
  • Introduction to Counseling (PSY-331)
  • Gangs (SOC-384)
  • Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business and Beyond (SOS-360)
  • Challenges in U.S. and Global Public Health (SOS-370)
  • Deliberative Democracy and Social Action (SOS-425)
 
III. Electives 27
Total 120 credits

 

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