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Associate of Arts in Homeland Security

Would you like to aid in the protection of our country? With an ongoing threat to national security, there is a need for trained safety and security employees throughout the nation. Keiser University's career-focused Associate of Arts in Homeland Security will help prepare you to pursue this challenging and important career. There are a variety of employment opportunities in government institutions and businesses open to those interested in playing a vital role in making America a safer, more secure nation

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security provides a comprehensive review of the Department of Homeland Security and the roles, organization, laws and legislation that govern its agencies. You will gain an understanding of how to prevent and respond to domestic and international terrorism. You will also study emergency planning, bioterrorism and criminal justice, while developing the critical thinking skills you need to succeed in your career. The curriculum is designed to help you translate this specialized classroom instruction into practical expertise that can be used throughout the security industry.

The Associate of Arts in Homeland Security program objectives include:
  • To provide students with a comprehensive review of the major components of the Department of Homeland Security
  • To develop students' abilities to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats
  • To provide students with an understanding of domestic and international terrorism, including the agencies, responses and actions used to deal with it
  • To assist graduates in obtaining employment in Homeland Security areas

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Keiser University online Associate of Arts in Homeland Security program may qualify for positions in settings such as:
  • Local, state and federal law enforcement
  • Various positions within the Department of Homeland Security
  • Local, state and federal Emergency Management positions
  • The Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security curriculum consists of 60 total credit hours
Contact Keiser University eCampus and get started to earn your Associate of Arts in Homeland Security.