Homeland security

Homeland Security

Inspiring safety and security in our community.

You value the safety and security of yourself and others in your community and throughout our nation. You seek to be a leader in one of the fastest growing fields in the United States, which is why you’re interested in earning a degree in homeland security from Marian University.

Program Information

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .


The purpose of the Homeland Security Program at Marian University is to prepare students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply to the real world of public safety. The Homeland Security Program is committed to the education of the whole person for careers in public safety leadership. The program prepares individuals to actively participate in public safety and the homeland security enterprise to prevent, protect, respond to, mitigate, and to recover from as well as to build in security, to ensure resilience intelligently and creatively to meet the dynamic demands of the professional environment in keeping the nation safe.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will gain an understanding of the homeland security enterprise to include emergency responder disciplines, prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  • Students will understand legal issues, information sharing, and justice as they connect to, conflict with, or are disassociated from the homeland security realm.
  • Students will understand homeland security and counter terrorism strategies.
  • Students will be able to distinguish the legal foundations as they are executed in the American court process as it relates to homeland security.
  • Students will understand how research is conducted and analyzed to include public safety data.
  • Students will be able to express oneself clearly using verbal and written formats.
  • Students will be able to utilize critical thinking and effective problem solving concerning issues in homeland security.
  • Students will gain the ability to behave ethically

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 prepares you through strategies and policies needed to defeat terrorism and build resilient communities in the U.S.

General Education Program: 46–49 of University requirements.

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.

17-20 credits:

University electives

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

Marian University’s homeland security program offers experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students so classroom knowledge and skills can be applied. Graduate schools, as well as employers, look for students who have practical field experiences. Preparing for the future, students in the homeland security program have found internships at the local, state and federal levels, as well as in various private organizations.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission

Rebecca Rouse, D.M.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Homeland Security Department

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At Marian University, you’ll find committed faculty and staff aiming to help you reach your fullest potential. 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.

Admission to university per university standards. For more details regarding this, view Marian's Academic Bulletin.

Graduates of the homeland security program are open to careers that will lead to success within both the public and private sectors. The program is designed to prepare graduates for public service in various levels of government, law enforcement, fire science, emergency management and health care, as well as the private sector and non-governmental service organizations.

Employment: 100% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation from the Homeland Security Program.

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Inspired to serve the community, students in Marian’s homeland security program share their stories about how they are working to fill a need in public safety.

Tim Neumann

Tim Neumann is a government contractor with FCi Federal, and is currently on contract with the FBI’s National Name Check Program as a Research Analyst. Prior to accepting his current position, Tim participated in a unique internship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC). He graduated from Marian University with a B.S. degree with majors in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. (’13)

Reggie Parsons

"In today’s world, we must place a high priority on protecting America’s infrastructure, human capital and natural resources. The Homeland Security program at Marian University has given the tools and knowledge to understand the inner workings of how to prevent, mitigate, prepare and respond to natural or man-made disasters. Furthermore the program has given me opportunities to prepare for a career in Homeland Security in any component I wish to pursue." - Reginald Parson ('13)

Rebecca Rouse, D.M.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Homeland Security Department

Tricia Fauska, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Homeland Security Department

Tim Manzke, Ph.D.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Homeland Security Department

Kyra Schallhorn, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Homeland Security Department

Michael Schmitz, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Homeland Security Department

Lori Wallman, M.P.H.
Part-Time per Course Faculty
Homeland Security Department


Fun Fact

In 2008, the first pitch was thrown at the Sabre’s baseball stadium, Herr-Baker Field (Source: Marian University Archives).

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