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Online Bachelor's Degree

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Get ready to lead the organizations that defend against threats to homeland security.

The online 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 Credits

  • (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)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111P) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, HMLS 302) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, IFSM 300) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
10 (3 Credits, HMLS 406) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, HMLS 310) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, HMLS 408) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, HMLS 414) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, HMLS 416) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, PSAD 410) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, PSAD 414) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, PSAD 416) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, HMLS 304) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, HMLS 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for a master’s degree in Management with a Homeland Security Management specialization or Information Technology with a Homeland Security Management specialization.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

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

Student Organizations

Public Safety Student Association

The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Activities have included webinars on related topics and careers. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Students and alumni can join the Public Safety Student Association group on CareerQuest

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