B.S. in Homeland and International Security

Learn how to examine and address security issues that will prepare you for leadership roles in today's global environment.

Why Study Homeland and International Security at Rivier?

Globalization has posed exponential, international-level challenges to world peace, security, and the stability of communities, transcending any defined nation or state boundary. Our Homeland and International Security program prepares the next generation of national, regional, and local leaders with an understanding of global development within our own country and throughout the world.

This interdisciplinary degree will prepare you to:

  • Examine and analyze security issues and policy responses in our ever-changing world
  • Identify and assess emerging transnational threats including terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, regional and ethnic conflicts, and international crime
  • Gain multicultural competencies to better understand a nation’s history, culture, and values
  • Understand a nation’s agenda and comprehend the security implications of a globalized economy

Taught by industry experts, coursework includes area studies (research and scholarship on geographical, national/federal, or cultural regions), strategic intelligence analysis methods, and geographic information systems (GIS). You will also explore homeland security, vulnerabilities and threats, crisis management, recovery and resiliency, espionage, and computer/cybersecurity.

Experience the World

Internships with government and defense agencies, service organizations, and more, will provide you with resume-building experience and prepare you for entry into a variety of professional fields.

Through international partnerships, you will have the opportunity to examine global security issues and threats, including terrorism, emergency management, regional and ethnic conflicts, international crime, and air and sea piracy, from an international perspective.  Students are encouraged to further enhance their education and skillset through foreign language study and international immersion experiences. Study abroad and international travel will supplement your courses, providing real-world learning and immersion opportunities that will bring classroom learning to life.

In addition to international travel, you’ll find global engagement opportunities right here on our campus in Nashua. From diverse speakers and networking opportunities to participate in student organizations such as the Model United Nations, you’ll enjoy a wide range of educational experiences that will broaden your worldview.

We have amazing students that come from all walks of life. I work with them on employment opportunities, because I owe my students better than just teaching in the classroom. I'm here to help them develop and become productive citizens in our communities.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

The B.S. in Homeland and International Security will prepare you for positions in national and international security as well as global leadership roles.

Careers

  • 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

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Join the workforce in this fast-growing field with the B.S. in Homeland and International Security.