Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security – Online

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Convenient and Versatile Online Homeland Security Degree

Marian’s accelerated online Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security degree gives you the flexibility to prepare for the next step in your career. Whether you are seeking a position in Emergency Management or a high-profile Federal Agency, earning your bachelor’s is an absolute necessity.

Our robust Homeland Security degree offers:

  • Generous transfer credits for prior military or related work experience
  • Classes that are completely online and on your schedule. Each class takes just 7 weeks to complete.
  • Maximum work-life balance – only one course required per term
  • Curriculum covering competencies set forth by DHS and FEMA
  • Learning based on real-world applications to help students make an immediate impact

This program utilizes an accelerated format that provides a flexible learning environment for working adults.

Apply today. Law enforcement professionals save 10% on tuition!

Law Enforcement Professionals Save 10% on Tuition!

Professionals working in law enforcement are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for all courses in this degree program.  As this is a 100% online program, students may live anywhere.  Those working in city, state, or federal positions are encouraged to apply today!

  • New applicants only
  • Must be degree seeking
  • May study full- or part-time
  • Must be able to show proof of profession

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security Curriculum

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 Department of 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.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
  • First Year Studies

Core Courses

Homeland security majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Combatting Terrorism
  • Crisis Intervention and Management
  • Resource Management for Homeland Security
  • Crisis Communication

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 understand the systems that effect homeland security to include the various public safety disciplines, roles of the levels of government, non-government organizations, and the private sector
  • Students will understand terrorism, counter-terrorism, prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery and describe the interconnection of each to the safety of the homeland
  • Students will analyze and evaluate situations using research based strategies to support successful homeland security decision making
  • Students will use research-based assessment practices to analyze data collected to review homeland security situations and systems
  • Students will articulate and apply constitutional, criminal and criminal procedural law to the American criminal court process as it applies to homeland security
  • Students will develop effective communication skills in order to complete the essential oral and written documentation of the work in the homeland security field

To be accepted into the Online Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security, you must:

  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Complete the application process
  • Submit official transcript(s)