You recognize that we are at risk from threats, domestic and foreign. You envision a safer, more secure tomorrow and you see yourself in some capacity working toward that end.
Embry-Riddle’s bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security, one of the very first in the nation, provides students with a foundation in security, with specialized tracks in emergency management, terrorism studies, or cybersecurity.
Whether your interest lies in law and policy, terrorism, emergency management, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, strategic planning, or security, you’ll emerge ready to contribute to making the world a safer place.
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
This degree is offered through our Security Studies and International Affairs department in the Daytona Beach College of Arts and Sciences. Learn more by visiting the Bachelor of Science in the Homeland Security page on our Daytona Beach Campus site.
The Homeland Security Program at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus will expose students to the different concepts that help ensure the protection of our nation’s security interests. Topics include studies in emergency management, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis, industrial security, environmental security, terrorism, intelligence, criminal justice, cybersecurity, and law and policy. Homeland Security students will participate in projects that address real-world situations, providing solutions for actual clients. Students also complete an internship that provides immeasurable value, experience and insights as to how homeland security works. The devotion of the faculty, the passion of the students, and the collaborative atmosphere in our classes foster academic and social success.
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (Available Fall 2016)
The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (BSHS) degree is based on the needs of the U.S. government and its citizens as well as the needs of the private sector. The BSHS degree combines the University’s General Education requirements with a solid core of homeland security courses as well as minors in forensic accounting, international relations, terrorism studies, or cybersecurity or several other minors available to the student. In addition, this degree allows the student to take maximum advantage of transfer credits and electives in order to explore breadth in related areas of study.
The Homeland Security degree is designed for students who have an interest in obtaining a strong foundation in many of the domains of the growing homeland security enterprise, including terrorism studies, law and policy, emergency management, risk analysis, intelligence, physical security, environmental security, asymmetric warfare, and decision making/strategic planning. In addition, students can choose one of three ways to specialize their homeland security education; either through (a) taking two minors or (b) one minor and at least a 15 credit “coherent block of courses” (with permission from the BSHS program coordinator) or (c) taking a second major. Senior capstone projects require students to work with local organizations to solve real homeland security or emergency management challenges. Internships or cooperative work experiences optimize the student’s professional preparation and credentials.
A team of faculty with extensive combined field experience leads the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs. These dedicated, talented faculty share with students their firsthand experiences and teach critical analysis and threat assessment using current events and classroom projects.
You will complete projects with real clients from all over the county. You’ll have the opportunity to employ state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
The curriculum of this degree is founded in outcome-based methodology, using analysis of marketplace needs, intelligence from U.S. military and governmental experts, and practicing professionals. Subject matter experts from a variety of homeland security disciplines often provide guest lectures or even teach entire courses. As conditions change, your educational experience is adapted to meet the demands of industry and government institutions.
National disasters, global threats, and other security matters, mandate a growing need for people who are educated in the fields of risk assessment, emergency planning, and management. The HS industry includes chemical, biological and radiological detection, as well as border, rail, seaport, industrial and nuclear plant security. Other vendors include computer and human resources experts, boat makers for the Coast Guard, information and integrated technology companies, and a myriad consultants.
Homeland Security graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industries and key organizations: