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Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security


Program Description

Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security provides a comprehensive review of the major components of the Department of Homeland Security, the agencies that comprise the Department, and the laws, authorities and actions of the Department. Hazardous materials identification and handling, acts of terrorism and the response and recovery actions of Homeland Security agencies are detailed, including laws and other legislative actions taken to give authority to the multiple agencies involved

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • 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 entry-level employment in Homeland Security areas

Prerequisites for Major Courses: None

Program Outline To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows

Homeland Security Major Courses (24 credit hours)
Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours

Introduction to Homeland Security

3.0 credit hours

Introduction to Cyber-Terrorism

3.0 credit hours
Domestic and International Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Organizing the War on Terrorism 3.0 credit hours
Bio-Terrorism: Hazardous Materials & Weapons of Mass Destruction 3.0 credit hours
Emergency Planning and Security Measures 3.0 credit hours
Constitutional Law for the Homeland Security Professional 3.0 credit hours
General Education Courses (36.0 credit hours)
Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline.
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours) Course Credits
Strategies for Success 3.0 credit hours T
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours T
Sociology 3.0 credit hours T
Communications (3.0 credit hours) Course Credits
Speech 3.0 credit hours T
Computers (3.0 credit hours) Course Credits
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours T
Economics Course Credits
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours T
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours T
English (6.0 credit hours) Course Credits
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours T
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours T
Humanities/Fine Arts (6.0 credit hours) Course Credits
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours T
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours T
American Literature 3.0 credit hours T
English Literature 3.0 credit hours T
Political Science 3.0 credit hours T
Mathematics (6.0 credit hours) Course Credits
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours T
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours T
College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours T
Statistics 3.0 credit hours T
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours) Course Credits
General Biology 3.0 credit hours T
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours T
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours T
General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours T
Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours T
General Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours T

The letter “T” represents a course designed for transferability between institutions

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