What Are You Inspired to Do?


Homeland Security

Inspired to serve our nation.

With a passion for safety and security, you’re inspired to serve the community, all while achieving your personal and professional goals. That’s why you feel called to earn your bachelor’s degree through Marian University’s homeland security program.

The Program
Through Marian’s homeland security program, you’ll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world of public safety. The homeland security curriculum follows principles set forth by the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDECA), and prepares you through strategies and policies needed to defeat terrorism and build resilient communities in the U.S.

The Convenience
As part of the homeland security program, you will find personal, one-on-one support from faculty, and enhance career-related skills. You’ll acquire the skills to navigate the workplace and the world, all while engaging in flexible, convenient courses that meets your needs as a working adult. Marian’s program is offered on ground in Fond du Lac, Appleton and West Allis, allowing working professionals to earn their bachelor’s degree in a way that meets their needs.

The Marian Reputation
Through an applied learning approach, you’ll find Marian’s homeland security program prepares you to solve management problems, develop strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity, address internal organizational issues and better prevent incidents or manage them should they occur.

Homeland Security

Inspired to serve in our nation's security, the Homeland Security program at Marian University is designed to develop competent Homeland Security leaders for public and private entities. The Homeland Security program is for individuals who are seeking, preparing for or about to be promoted to middle and upper management positions in local police, fire and other emergency management entities as well as private industry and non-governmental organizations.

Students who complete the Homeland Security program will be professionally prepared to solve management problems, develop strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity, address internal organizational issues and better prevent inci­dents or manage them should they occur.

Liberal arts core

45 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

ART xxx Art elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Music elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

BIO xxx Biological, ecological or environmental science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical science, chemistry, meteorology, or physics elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Mathematics elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology elective, 3 cr.

PSY xxx General Psychology or Human Development, 3 cr.

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx History elective, 3 cr.

THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Theology elective, 3 cr.

PHI 130 Philosophy and Values, 3 cr.

PHI 2xx Philosophy elective, 3 cr.


36 credits as follows:

COM 215 Introduction to Public Relations, 3 cr.

CRJ 303 Law Enforcement Administration, 3 cr.

HOS 312 Crisis Intervention and Management, 3 cr.

HOS 350 Principles of Professional Practice, 3 cr.

HOS 405 Critical Perspectives of Disaster, 3 cr.

HOS 407 Critical Perspectives of Terrorism, 3 cr.

HSL 201 Introduction to Homeland Security, 3 cr.

HSL 212 Homeland Security Resource Management, 3 cr.

HSL 305 Leadership and Organizational Management, 3 cr.

HSL 313 Emergency Planning, 3 cr.

HSL 350 Administrative Law, 3 cr.

HSL 495 Capstone Project in Homeland Security, 3 cr.

18 credits: University electives with at least 9 credits earned from upper level (300-400) courses from the following (at least 6 credits must be from courses other than military science):

CRJ 101 Intro to the Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.

CRJ 330 Crime Prevention/Community Safety, 3 cr.

CRJ 401 Police Community Relations, 3 cr.

HIS 206 History of Terrorism, 3 cr.

HIS 207 History of Crime, 3 cr.

HOS 204 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.

HOS 310 Criminology, 3 cr.

HOS 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.

HOS 394 Homeland Security Field Experience, 1-3 cr.

HOS 404 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.

HOS 414 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.

HOS 420 Race, Gender and Ethnicity, 3 cr.

HOS 494 Homeland Security Field Experience, 1-3 cr.

MSC 110 Leadership and Military Science I, 2 cr.

MSC 120 Leadership and Military Science II, 2 cr.

MSC 210 Basic Leadership and Management I, 2 cr.

MSC 220 Basic Leadership and Management II, 2 cr.

MSC 301 Advanced Leadership and Management I, 4 cr.

MSC 302 Advanced Leadership and Management II, 4 cr.

MSC 401 Applied Leadership and Management I, 4 cr.

MSC 402 Applied Leadership and Management II, 4 cr.

PHI 320 Philosophy of Law, 3 cr.

SWK 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.

25 - 28 credits:

University electives

20.1 ACT

Fun Fact

The average ACT composite score of incoming first year students at Marian is 20.1, which is higher than several colleges in the area (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, Incoming Class of 2013-14 ).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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