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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Secure Your Future with a Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degree

This program is offered on Campus and Online.

You are deeply patriotic. You feel called to serve and protect our nation and its people in times of crisis. With a bachelor’s in emergency management and homeland security degree from Post University, you can be prepared to meet disasters, and emergencies head on and make well-informed decisions grounded in ethics and leadership. Upon completion of your studies, you will have the skills needed to prepare for emergency management and homeland security jobs in a wide array of local, state or federal emergency management and homeland security organizations, including law enforcement and fire services. Many of our graduates take their education a step further with a Master of Public Administration degree from Post University to advance to supervisory or administrative-level positions. 

Program Highlights

Our emergency management & homeland security degree program focuses on the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. You will develop skills to plan and prepare for pending emergencies, manage operations during emergencies, and conduct recovery efforts after emergencies. You’ll learn what it takes to apply creative problem solving as you make decisions to address critical homeland security issues. And you’ll gain a historical awareness of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad, and complete analyses of past crises and disasters, as well as pending threats.  

Throughout your studies, you will also acquire practical experience by participating in mock disaster scenarios. Your senior capstone will challenge you by developing an emergency plan that addresses identified hazards and threats. For an additional hands-on experience in the field, you may choose to pursue an internship at a variety of related agencies or organizations. 

At Post University, we understand you have responsibilities you can’t put on hold while you attend school—and you don’t have to. With day, evening and weekend options for our Connecticut campus, as well as our emergency management and homeland degree online option, we offer plenty of flexibility to help you fit your education into your schedule.  

Whether you choose our on-campus or online emergency management and homeland security training, you will be supported by our professional faculty and staff every step of the way. Our instructors are scholar practitioners who bring an unmatched level of real-world experience into the classroom, while our academic advisors provide you with an unparalleled level of support. They will be available to answer any questions, help you overcome any obstacles and choose a concentration to tailor your degree to your personal career path. 


What can you do with this comprehensive bachelor’s degree?  

Your emergency management and homeland security degree program is designed to help you prepare for a career in the industry. You’ll learn how to assess risk and vulnerabilities related to natural and human caused events. You’ll develop and evaluate plans for emergency management and homeland security. And you’ll identify critical factors in communication, collaboration, and cooperation among stakeholders, the media, and others. In short, you’ll gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in the field.  

Depending on your experience and additional credentials, potential job titles could include border patrol officer, public security manager, security analyst, disaster recovery manager, emergency response team leader, safety specialist, and more.  


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


Emergency Management and Homeland Security Concentrations

As you progress in your emergency management and homeland security degree program, you can customize your education to your career focus with the concentrations below:  

Criminal Justice Leadership
This concentration prepares you to advance to a supervisory or administrative-level position in a criminal justice-related agency.
Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

This concentration investigates ways to combat the most pressing emergency management and homeland security challenges of our time – cybersecurity. Students will gain a broad understanding of the risks and threats to our nation’s cyberspace and information systems and how to prevent them.

In this concentration, you will learn about the duties and challenges of the modern law enforcement officer so that you can pursue a position in a local, state or federal law enforcement agency.


Make a Real-world Difference 

At Post University, we’re focused on your future. From natural disasters to acts of terror, the skills you’ll gain with this emergency management and homeland security degree, online or on campus, will prepare you for success. We’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Prepare to take your post. Contact us to enroll in Post University’s emergency management & homeland security degree program now. 


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