Homeland security

Homeland Security

Inspired to serve our nation.

With a passion for safety and security, you’re inspired to serve the community and our country. That’s why you feel called to earn your bachelor’s degree through Marian University’s homeland security program.

Program Information

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

The Program
As a student in Marian’s homeland security program, you’ll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world of public safety. Through an applied learning approach, you’ll be prepared to solve problems, develop strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity, address internal organizational issues and better prevent incidents or manage them should they occur. 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.

Liberal arts core
45 credits:
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.
ART Art elective, 3 cr.
MUS Music elective, 3 cr.
ENG Literature elective, 3 cr.
BIO Biological, ecological or environmental science elective, 3 cr.
PHS Physical science, chemistry, meteorology or physics elective, 3 cr.
MAT Mathematics elective, 3 cr.
SOC Sociology elective, 3 cr.
PSY 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.

Homeland security courses
36 credits:
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 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.
CRJ 330 Crime Prevention and 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 101 Leadership and Military Science I, 2 cr.
MSC 102 Leadership and Military Science II, 2 cr.
MSC 201 Basic Leadership and Management I, 2 cr.
MSC 202 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

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

At Marian, we’ve been educating adult learners for nearly 80 years. We know homeland security because our faculty, students and graduates have helped shape the public safety landscape. The homeland security program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac and West Allis, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.
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Fun Fact

To conserve water and reduce plastic bottle waste, Marian installed four hydration centers as part of their “going green” and sustainability efforts (Source: Marian University Sustainability Committee, 2014).

Campus Info

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


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