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Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Program Details

National University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (BS-HSEM) provides a solid foundation in the security issues, practices, politics, and cultures of terrorism; best practices to cope with a pending emergency; and operations during, and recovery from, an emergency. The degree also focuses on the management aspects of disasters and emergencies, developing well-rounded decision makers with a background in leadership and ethics. Students will conduct research on various government and private sector entities and report on suggested improvements in preparing for an emergency. The program prepares graduates to work in a variety of homeland security and emergency preparedness settings and capacities, such as land borders, seaports and airports, threat assessment, disaster management, and crisis response planning, and management. The BS-HSEM program is designed for students who aspire to work in the security, business continuity, and disaster management fields in the public sector (city, state, or federal governments), nonprofit organizations and private industry. It is also appropriate for military personnel of all ranks, mid-level managers, and managers seeking promotion within the various levels of government and private industry.

Program highlights: ƒ

  • Entire program can be completed online ƒ
  • Learn to direct management strategies for preparing for and responding to emergencies and disasters ƒ
  • Examine security issues and the practices, politics, and cultures of terrorism ƒ
  • Hone your decision-making skills


High School Diploma or GED required.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission