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.