Program Summary

Learn about homeland security and defense issues, from emergency management to homeland security policy and operations. This 18-credit minor can be a valuable enhancement to majors in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, organizational leadership, and political science.

Costs and Financial Aid

18 Credits $576/$617 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

It is expected that there will be many opportunities for employment in security and protective services–related occupations in both the public and private sectors. If you are interested in gaining an understanding of homeland security issues to better position yourself for a career in homeland security, consider Penn State’s online minor in homeland security and defense.

The minor is open to all interested undergraduate World Campus students who meet the prerequisites and is most useful if you are majoring in criminal justice, political science, law and society, nursing, or organizational leadership

Learn about homeland security and defense issues such as emergency management, homeland security policy, and the structure of homeland security operations. Grow your skills to better recover from, prevent, and respond to man-made and natural disasters in a multi-jurisdictional and multifunctional environment.