Program Overview

Angelo State University offers a Bachelor of Border Security degree for students interested in beginning a career in border security and homeland security or other emergency operations organizations. Students will learn about critical and contemporary issues in border security in addition to the wider actions within the Department of Homeland Security.  

Students in the program will study through a curriculum which emphasizes the role of response within homeland security organizations. Those classes include introduction to homeland security, perspectives on crime in America, international drug trafficking, international human trafficking, history of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, legal and constitutional issues within homeland security, critical communications infrastructure, maritime security, trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, international police department federal immigration law, critical infrastructure prevention, and homeland and border security.

Upon completing the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary qualifications for roles within border security and homeland security organizations. Those qualifications include the ability to apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice, to apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management, to critically analyze the emergency management cycles applied to urban and rural settings, to demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations, to critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change, and to demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have completed their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) in order to be admitted to the program. For students who do not have their CCAF degree, they will follow the Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in Border and Homeland Security Degree Plan.

    School Overview

    Angelo State University is a member of the Texas Tech University System and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Angelo State University’s mission statement includes: "In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers."

    Angelo State University awards bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in several colleges. Pre-professional programs are also offered. Students have access to academic resources ranging from remedial services, and academic and career counseling services to employment services for students. Special learning opportunities at Angelo State University also include ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad programs.


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