B.S. in Homeland and International Security

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Prepare to be a leader in today's global security arena.

Rivier’s Homeland and International Security degree prepares you to examine and address global security issues and the policy responses to those issues in our changing world. The program places special emphasis on emerging transnational threats – terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, regional and ethnic conflicts, and international crime.

Interdisciplinary coursework includes area studies (research and scholarship on geographical, national/federal, or cultural regions), strategic intelligence analysis methods, and geographic information systems (GIS). Additional curriculum topics include homeland security, vulnerabilities and threats, crisis management, recovery and resiliency, espionage, and computer/cyber security.

Students develop multicultural competencies to better understand a nation’s history, culture, and values. Graduates have developed methods for evaluating the motives influencing a nation’s agenda and are able to comprehend the security implications of a globalized economy.

A partnership with Hellenic American University provides students the opportunity to study in Greece and examine global security issues and threats. Students can pursue foreign language study to further enhance their education and skill set.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

Department of History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice.

B.S. in Homeland and International Security graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Intelligence analysts
  • FBI, CIA, and other federal agents
  • Border patrol agents
  • Customs/immigration officials
  • Anti-terrorism specialists
  • Public policy coordinators
  • Foreign service officials


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

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Downloadable Program Sheet

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