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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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Manage and lead the organizations that defend against threats to homeland security with a degree from UMGC Europe.

A major in homeland security can help you develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for management and leadership in homeland security. The coursework has been developed by practitioner-scholars who work in a variety of homeland security roles and is designed to provide you with a global outlook, interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and awareness of current issues in domestic and international security. You'll use actual homeland security information, taken straight from governmental sources, in your assignments.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Homeland Security Bachelor's Degree

In your courses, you'll focus on the security issues of homeland security, including international and domestic terrorism, infrastructure protection, strategic planning, international relations, intelligence operations, and evaluation. You'll also learn about ethics, research and technology, legal and political issues and leadership. Management competencies covered include strategic planning, legal awareness, aspects of intelligence and international relations, ethics, decision making, and supervision.

  • (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

Note: The following related required courses for the major are listed under general education courses and may be applied to general education or elective requirements.

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)


The bachelor's degree in homeland security requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

A degree with a major in homeland security requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above).

Research and Computer Literacy Courses

  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M) or (3 Credits, PACE 111P) or other PACE 111 course
    (to be taken in first 6 credits)
  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150) or (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) or other general education elective
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201) or (3 Credits, CMST 301) or another computing course appropriate to the academic major

Communications Courses

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 391) or other advanced upper-level writing course

Math Course

  • (3 Credits, MATH 105) or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 142) or (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 204) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or (3 Credits, PSYC 100) or other behavioral and social science course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory courses
  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or (3 Credits, BIOL 160) or other science lecture course

An articulation agreement between UMGC’s Schools allows eligible students who complete their undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in homeland security to reduce their total coursework for the Master of Science in Management or the Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in homeland security management at UMGC by 6 credits (two courses) and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

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.

Left to right: Faustina A., UMGC student, Information Assurance; Diana M., UMGC student, Psychology
Left to right: Faustina A., UMGC student, Information Assurance; Diana M., UMGC student, Psychology

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