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.

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

This program is available online only.

Available Concentrations

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

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required-Group A 30
HLS 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
HLS 3000 American Homeland Security 3
HLS 3050 Terrorism Response Operations 3
HLS 3500 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
HLS 3304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Homeland Security 3
HLS 3305 Disaster Planning and Management 3
HLS 3306 Homeland Security Technology 3
HLS 4302 Preparedness and Response Partners 3
HLS 4303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
HLS 4320 Homeland Security Capstone 3
Professional Electives-Group B* 30
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
HLS 3020 Domestic Terrorism and Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) 3
HLS 3030 Radicalization 3
HLS 3040 Maritime, Border, and Transportation Security 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
OSH 4410 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
Grand Total: 120

*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.

If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Homeland Security program.