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Homeland and International Security Program

Read program requirements and course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog:
B.S. Homeland and International Security  

Through its interdisciplinary structure, the Homeland and International Security Program allows students to examine global security issues and the policy responses to those issues, with special emphasis on emerging transnational threats. These threats include, but are not limited to, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, regional and ethnic conflicts, and international crime.

Faculty from various disciplines help students gain blended perspectives in the roles diplomats, the intelligence community, the military, and economic policy officials play in forging comprehensive approaches solutions and policies to solving complex problems. Curriculum subjects include homeland security, vulnerabilities, threats, crisis management, recovery, and resiliency, industrial security, economic and industrial espionage, computer security, and information assurance.

By combining coursework in foreign language and area studies, strategic intelligence analysis methods, and geographic information systems (GIS), students develop multicultural competencies to better understand a nation’s history, culture and values, as national and international strategies and policies are developed to preclude or conclude ethnic and regional conflicts. Through analysis of a nation’s policies, practices, and actions, students develop methods for evaluating the motives influencing a nation’s agenda, and comprehend the security implications of a globalized economy. As future leaders, students are enabled to consider a nation’s true agenda, and develop balanced national and international security policies, market strategies, or serve in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Elective courses, such as grant writing, business continuity planning, and project management, help to bolster workforce readiness skills that are useful for experiential and service learning, and internships. These opportunities help students to be better poised for entry into their professional fields. Students maintaining a “B” average in the program can pursue internships, and study abroad opportunities.

Upon completing the program, Homeland and International Security graduates can find employment opportunities in all levels of government, domestic and international defense and homeland security related organizations and industries, service organizations, NGOs, and other private sector and non-profit organizations.

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