Associate of Arts in Homeland Security

Homeland Security Degree

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A.A. in Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was developed following the 9-11 attacks. American awareness of terrorism has become more prevalent since that time, and the DHS has grown to become the largest Federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Reflecting the foundational knowledge and skills of the DHS, Waldorf’s A.A. Homeland Security degree focuses on topics related to: terrorism, American homeland security, tactical response operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

Option to Continue Towards a Bachelor’s Degree
For students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, the associate degree program is designed to prepare for entry into Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree programs with upper division standing. This A.A. degree program coursework also satisfies the requirements for the Homeland Security concentration within Waldorf’s B.S. program in Criminal Justice.

Estimated time to complete the Associate of Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
  12
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