B.S. in Homeland Security (HLS.BS)

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-375Homeland Security Internship3
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
Emergency Management Planning
Emergency Management Table-Top Exercises
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

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 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 Homeland Security Internship 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