Homeland Security Dispatch
Undergraduate Minor in
Homeland Security

How to Apply

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • There are no upcoming deadlines at this time.

Admissions Help

Please work with your adviser if you have questions about adding a minor. You can find your adviser's contact information in your student portal or by calling advising at 814-863-3283.

Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admittance into the homeland security minor, you must:

  • be a current Penn State undergraduate student in your fifth semester
  • maintain a grade of C or better in all courses for the minor
  • complete a minimum of 18 credits in homeland security and defense courses
    • 9 credits of prescribed courses
    • 9 credits of electives

Adding a Minor

If you have achieved fifth-semester standing (60 credits completed), you can apply for admission to the minor. To begin, please follow these steps:

  1. Talk with your academic adviser about incorporating the minor into your major and to develop a semester-by-semester plan for meeting requirements.
  2. Apply for the minor by adding it in LionPATH. You should do this as early as possible, but you can apply up to the late drop deadline of your graduating semester.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email once you declare the minor in LionPATH.

Technical Requirements 

Review the technical requirements for this program.