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Homeland Security Dispatch
Undergraduate Minor in
Homeland Security


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.

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Homeland Security

Prescribed Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Homeland Security and Defense HLS 201 An introduction to homeland security and defense, with a focus on policy, legal issues, organization, and administration. 3 credits
Introduction to Crisis and Emergency Management HLS 306 An introduction to emergency management in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from hazards. 3 credits
Seminar in National Security Policy HLS 483 Course will examine the inter-relationship of foreign, military, and economic policy. 3 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (choose 9 credits)
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 and guiding laws and policies. 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
Homeland Security Internship HLS 495 Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required. A specific title may be used in each instance and will be entered on the student's transcript 3-6 credits
The Politics of Terrorism PLSC 439 Analysis of political terrorism as a violent alternative for peaceful change and traditional warfare in the nuclear age. 3 credits
The Intelligence Environment SRA 421 The course examines the users and processes of Intelligence Community, participants of Competitive Intelligence, and comparative intelligence communities. 3 credits

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