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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Pursue Your Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degree Online or On Campus

Do you feel called to serve and protect our nation and its people in times of crisis? Would you like to more thoroughly explore the purpose and mission of protective agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security? Prepare for a future of service to your nation and your community with help from the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security at Post University!

Coursework for our homeland security and emergency management degree focuses on the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. It offers learning experiences to help develop the skills to prepare for pending emergencies, manage operations during an event, and conduct recovery efforts afterward. It covers what it takes to apply creative problem solving and make decisions to address critical homeland security and public safety issues. And it offers a historical perspective of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad, and an analysis of past crises and disasters as well as pending potential threats.

What Could I Do with a Bachelor’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

Classes for your bachelor’s program cover how to assess risk and vulnerabilities related to natural and human-caused events as well as how to develop and evaluate plans to prepare for those events. They also offer insight on how to identify critical factors in communication, collaboration, and cooperation among stakeholders, the media, and others. Coursework offers the chance to transform classroom learnings into practical experience through mock disaster scenarios. The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is designed to provide the learning experiences you could use to prepare to begin or advance your prospects in local, state, and federal law enforcement or the fire service.

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification. 

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:, specifically: Police and DetectivesCorrectional Officers and Bailiffs, and Emergency Management Directors.

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your program is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Understand the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Discuss the foundations of homeland security in relation to the U.S. and its interests
  • Describe the role of government, military, public, and private organizations in emergency management and homeland security
  • Identify critical factors for effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Develop and evaluate emergency management and security plans
  • And more!

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Concentrations

In addition to core coursework covering emergency management, homeland security, public health, crisis communications, and disaster planning, you will have the opportunity to customize your degree to your future goals with one of these three concentrations:  

Criminal Justice Leadership

Providing an introduction to criminal justice issues, this concentration explores what it takes to evaluate and differentiate the duties and leadership functions involved in public safety for criminal justice professionals.

Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

This concentration investigates ways to combat cybersecurity challenges. It provides learning experiences designed to help you identify and distinguish risks and threats to cybersecurity, cyberspace, and information systems while providing strategies to mitigate them.


Ready to pursue an understanding of the fundamental principles of law enforcement? This concentration offers the insights needed to evaluate and differentiate between various functions during the performance of duties as a law enforcement professional.

Pursue Your Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degree at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your degree program—on campus or online. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ready for a degree that offers a better understanding of what it takes to maintain our nation’s security? Contact us to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

A Word from Our Program Chair

“Students who come into our program want to help protect their country. They want to do something for their country. They see the threats we face, and they have this commitment to serve. And what they see in our faculty is that same commitment.”

David Jannetty, MS
Program Chair, Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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