HLS 4320: Homeland Security Capstone


Provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate integrative knowledge and comprehension of the concepts they have learned by completing each of the previous HLS required core courses. Students develop a final project based on a real-world problem in homeland security by applying the knowledge and tools learned throughout the course and the homeland security program.


  1. Analyze homeland security-related research.
  2. Demonstrate the application of homeland security research to a research problem.
  3. Conduct a literature review of current research on a homeland security-related topic.
  4. Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, plans, and policies of U.S. homeland security as it relates to a specific homeland security-related topic.
  5. Apply the knowledge, typologies, and concepts of terrorism and terrorist threats to form prevention and response tactics.
  6. Develop a plan for post-terrorism recovery.
  7. Write a homeland security-related research report.


  1. HLS 3305
  2. HLS 3304
  3. HLS 3306
  4. HLS 2050
  5. HLS 3000
  6. HLS 3500
  7. HLS 3050


The McGraw-Hill homeland security handbook: Strategic guidance for a coordinated approach to effective security and emergency management (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2013)
Author: Kamien, D. (Ed).
ISBN: 9780071790840
Price: $92.63

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu