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Bachelor of Science
Homeland Security

Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Get ready to lead the organizations that defend against threats to homeland security.

The bachelor’s degree in homeland security at UMGC is uniquely designed to provide you with an understanding of the homeland security sector. The curriculum provides an understanding of international and domestic terrorism, emerging technologies, cyber threats, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, private-sector partnerships, global pandemics, natural disasters, strategic planning, policies, intelligence operations, and international engagement. You’ll develop critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, risk analysis, and communication skills to meet the professional demands of leadership and management in the homeland security profession.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 33
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 46
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 302)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 310)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 406)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 408)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 414)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 416)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 410)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 414)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 416)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 304)
  • (3 Credits, HMLS 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, a n accelerated pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in homeland security allows you to reduce your total coursework for a related graduate degree by up to 6 credits.

The following undergraduate-to-graduate course substitutions will be accepted for a maximum of 6 credits in our master's degree program in management with a homeland security management specialization or information technology with a homeland security management specialization.

Introduction to Homeland Security (3 Credits, HMLS 302) substitutes for
Concepts in Homeland Security (3 Credits, HSMN 610)

Infrastructure in Homeland Security (3 Credits, HMLS 408) substitutes for
Critical Infrastructures (3 Credits, HSMN 625)

The substitutions listed above are the only ones possible. Note that a minimum grade of B must be earned in each undergraduate course for the credits to be accepted at the graduate level. 

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for management work in security risk assessment, operational recovery, and strategy development to protect people, facilities, and critical infrastructure.

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