The 18-credit course work can inform you about such career aspects of homeland and security defense as emergency management, security administration, border security, and critical infrastructure protection.

Core Courses (9 credits)

  • PUBPL 201: Introduction to Homeland Security and Defense
  • PL SC 439: The Politics of Terrorism
  • PUBPL 483: Seminar in National Security Policy

Electives (9 credits)

  • CRIMJ 304: Security Administration
  • CRIMJ 435: Border Security
  • PUBPL 306: Introduction to Crisis and Emergency Management
  • HLS 475: Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • HLS 476: Homeland Security Intelligence*

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Homeland Security

Core Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Homeland Security and Defense PUBPL 201 An introduction to homeland security, and defense, with a focus on policy, legal issues, organization, and administration. 3 credits
The Politics of Terrorism PL SC 439 Analysis of political terrorism as a violent alternative for peaceful change and traditional warfare in the nuclear age. 3 credits
Seminar in National Security Policy PUBPL 483 Course will examine the inter-relationship of foreign, military and economic policy. 3 credits
Electives (9 credits; choose 3)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Security Administration CRIMJ 304 Interdisciplinary analysis of security and loss prevention; its administration, role in crime control and prevention, and relationship to criminal justice. 3 credits
Border Security CRIMJ 435 This course provides knowledge about government organizations charged with American border security, guiding laws and policies. 3 credits
Introduction to Crisis and Emergency Management PUBPL 306 An introduction to emergency management in mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from hazards. 3 credits
Critical Infrastructure Protection HLS 475 This course provides knowledge about protection of critical infrastructure as an aspect of homeland security. 3 credits
Homeland Security Intelligence HLS 476* The Homeland Security Intelligence course provides a depth of knowledge of key intelligence issues for homeland security professionals. 3 credits

*Possible substitution

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