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Online Bachelor's Degree

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Increase your knowledge about homeland security and get ready to lead the organizations that defend against threats to homeland security and manage emergency

The bachelor's degree in homeland security at University of Maryland Global Campus is uniquely designed to provide you with an understanding of the homeland security sector. The curriculum covers 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. In this program, you'll develop the necessary critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, risk analysis, and communication skills to meet the professional demands of leadership and management in the homeland security profession.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

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

Related Required Course

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

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

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 HMLS 310 Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 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 PSAD 410 Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 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 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

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