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2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Homeland Security: A.S.

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CIP CODE: 5505.00

Homeland Security is one of the fastest growing fields in the area of security and law enforcement.  The concept of homeland security encompasses more than enforcing local, state, and federal laws; it also includes recognition of the fact that many issues cross typical job-function boundaries.  It involves hazard prevention and mitigation, safeguarding infrastructure assets, and protection of private sector interests.  While most people think of homeland security in terms of responding to terrorism, the responsibility of this function is much broader and encompasses areas of emergency management as well as the typical safety, security, and policing functions.  This degree is designed both to allow students to enter the workforce after graduation, and to prepare themselves for transfer to a four-year college or university, and thus eventually to move into management in the field.

This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.  Students placed into ENG 110S are required to take HLS 111 before taking any other Homeland Security course.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will understand the roles and methods encompassing homeland security.
  2. Students will understand the specific roles individuals and governmental agencies play in homeland security.
  3. Students will understand the programs and methods used to meet the needs of the Department of Homeland Security.
  4. Students will understand the various agencies that encompass and collaborate together to prevent domestic and foreign terrorism.
  5. Students will understand the homeland security related activities the nation's organizations participate in and the types of assistance they provide. 

Program Supervised by:
Kerry Weber, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 107
Telephone: 607 778-5008
E-mail: kalickweberkc@sunybroome.edu




Spring Semester 16 Credits

  • Natural Lab Science (Gen Ed Approved) Credits: 4
  • HLS Elective (HLS 205, HLS 207 recommended) Credits: 3


Spring Semester 12-13 Credits

  • Foreign Language (Gen Ed Approved) Credits: 3-4
  • Gen Ed Elective (POS 201, POS 204, PSY 255, SOC 111, SOS 111 recommended) Credits: 3

Approved Homeland Security electives:

  • Any HLS course not required in program (HLS 205, HLS 207 recommended)
    Or any Fire Science (FRS) course
    Or any Criminal Justice (CRJ) course

Recommended Science Courses are:

  • Choose any 4 credit Gen Ed Natural Science course
    Recommended: CHM 121, CHM 125, CHM 290, ANT 113, PHS 123, BIO 155

Approved Foreign Language courses:

  • Choose any 3-4 credit Gen Ed Foreign Language course

Approved General Education electives:

  • Choose any 3 credit Gen Ed course not required in program (POS 201, POS 204, PSY 255, SOC 110, SOS 111 recommended)


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