Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security

BA in Homeland Security
Founded in response to the 9-11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is the largest federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security is designed to provide an in-depth background related to Department of Homeland Security practices. Waldorf’s B.A. program focuses on strategies to protect the American homeland, including prevention, planning, and response measures related to terrorist threats.

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Available Concentrations

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 60

 

Major Requirements

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
CRJ 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
CRJ 3000 American Homeland Security 3
CRJ 3050 Terrorism Response Operations 3
CRJ 3500 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
CRJ 3304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Homeland Security 3
CRJ 3305 Disaster Planning and Management 3
CRJ 3306 Homeland Security Technology 3
CRJ 4302 Preparedness and Response Partners 3
CRJ 4303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
CRJ 4320 Homeland Security Capstone 3
Professional Electives--Group B 30
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives. The concentration options listed above may also be used toward elective credits.
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2501 Criminology 3
CRJ 2900 Management and Supervision Skills for Criminal Justice Personnel 3
CRJ 3301 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 3601 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 3950 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
EMG 2000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EMG 3002 Disaster Response and Recovery 3
EMG 3100 Terrorism in Emergency Management 3
EMG 4001 Interagency Disaster Management 3
EMG 4002 Incident Command in Emergency and Disaster Management 3
EMG 4050 Socio-Psychological Nature of Emergency Management 3
FSC 4631 Advanced Principles of Fireground Strategies and Tactics 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
OSH 4410 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
Grand Total:   120

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

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