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BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management online degree program is designed to help teach students about homeland security and emergency management at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are thinking about applying to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management online degree program should have some interest in working for private, public, and government institutions that focus on security and preparedness. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management online degree program is intended for students who are interested in studying some of the security and response procedures employed at the federal, state, and local levels. Enrolled students have the opportunity to explore a range of topics, including counter-terrorism, emergency planning for natural disasters, responses to terrorism, international relations, and cyber crime. Students also get the chance to learn about American government and the United States Constitution. The curriculum also includes general course requirements and electives.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment

Major Course Requirements

  • POL 201: American National Government (3 credits)
  • HIS 303: American Constitution (3 credits)
  • POL 355: International Relations (3 credits)
  • HSM 305: Survey of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • HSM 311: Ethics & Homeland Security (3 credits)
  • HSM 315: Emergency Planning (3 credits)
  • HSM 320: Emergency Response to Terrorism (3 credits)
  • HSM 421: Research & Analysis in Homeland Security (3 credits)
  • LIB 323: Revolution & Terrorism in the Modern World (3 credits)
  • HSM 433: Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis (3 credits)
  • HSM 435: Psychology of Disaster (3 credits)
  • HSM 438: Introduction to Cyber Crime (3 credits)
  • HSM 497: Homeland Security & Emergency Management Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management online degree program helps prepare students for advanced studies in the field. Students could choose to enroll in a Master's degree program with a focus on homeland security or specialize in a related area such as terrorism and security.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security Management
  • Master of Arts in Terrorism and Security

Career Paths:

Students who complete Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program can pursue entry-level positions with the Homeland Security Department and other government agencies. Career opportunities may also be available through private or public businesses, private security firms, airports, and law enforcement agencies.

Entry-level positions that graduates can pursue include:

  • Homeland security agent
  • Border patrol officer
  • Private security consultant
  • Public security manager
  • Counter terrorism agent
  • Security analyst
  • Emergency response manager
  • Emergency planning manager

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/