Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
American Public University System

Program Details

An online Homeland Security bachelor degree gives students a comprehensive education in various components of national security. Students will learn about terrorism, counterterrorism, hazard management, intelligence, and more.

Graduates will be able to enter the field or advance their careers with education on a range of domestic security efforts. Students will learn how to contribute new ideas, identify and examine assumptions in policy and strategy, and institute effective actions. The curriculum covers national security threats whether manmade, technological, or natural.

Required major classes include topics such as:

  • Research methods in homeland security studies
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Border and coastal security
  • Intelligence and homeland security
  • Homeland security legal and ethical issues


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission