Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security

Waldorf online homeland security degreeFounded 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 Applied Science 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 threat.

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Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 30
Major Requirements 30
Professional Electives 60

 

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Requirements 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 4302 Preparedness and Response Partners 3
CRJ 4303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
CRJ 4320 Homeland Security Capstone 3
PHL 4035 Life, Meaning, and Vocation 3
Professional Electives 60
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
EMG 4631 Advanced Principles of Fireground Strategies and Tactics 3
EMG 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3
Grand Total:   120

B.A.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • 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 (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours

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