B.S. in Homeland Security

Major Requirements/Homeland Security (46 credits)
HLS-101Introduction to Homeland Security3
HLS-235GIS Applications in Homeland Security3
HLS-285Domestic and International Terrorism3
HLS-286Principles of Emergency Management3
HLS-287Theoretical Approaches to Homeland Security3
HLS-301Homeland Security Intelligence3
HLS-315Homeland Security Research Methods3
HLS-375Internship in Criminal Justice3
or CJ-375 Internship in Criminal Justice
HLS-385Cyber Security3
HLS-490Senior Research Project in Homeland Security4
Select 15 credits from the following courses:15
Strategic Security Management
200-level HLS Special Topics course
Advanced Homeland Security Intelligence
Open Source Intelligence
Transport Security
Critical Infrastructure Security
Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Homeland Security
300-level Special Topics course
Interdisciplinary Requirements (9 credits)
CJ-211Statistics for Criminal Justice3
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
GIS-224Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
Free Electives (26 credits) 1
Select 26 or more credits of free electives 126
General Education Requirements (39 credits) 2
Complete 39 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 239
Total Credits120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HLS-101 Introduction to Homeland Security3HLS-235 GIS Applications in Homeland Security3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Historical Perspective (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
HLS-xxx Homeland Security Course (See curriculum chart)3HLS-285 Domestic and International Terrorism3
GIS-224 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3HLS-xxx Homeland Security Course (See curriculum chart)3
CJ-211 Statistics for Criminal Justice3Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
HLS-286 Principles of Emergency Management3HLS-385 Cyber Security3
HLS-287 Theoretical Approaches to Homeland Security3HLS-315 Homeland Security Research Methods (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3HLS-xxx Homeland Security Course (see curriculum chart)3
Free Electives6Free Electives6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
HLS-375 Internship in Criminal Justice or CJ 375 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd) and Writing Intensive (WT)3HLS-490 Senior Research Project in Homeland Security4
HLS-xxx Homeland Security Course (see curriculum chart)3HLS-301 Homeland Security Intelligence3
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3HLS-xxx Homeland Security Course (see curriculum chart)3
Free Electives6Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3
 Free Electives2
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120