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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Secure Our Country and Your Career

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 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 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.

Our 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 will be provided 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. Additionally, you will learn how to:

  • Assess risk and vulnerability related to crises, natural and humanmade events, and terrorism, including weapons of mass destruction
  • Develop and evaluate emergency management or homeland security plans
  • Analyze cultural, political and religious implications of the terrorist environment
  • Identify critical factors that allow for effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation among key stakeholders and media services and outlets
  • ·Apply creative problem solving and decision-making techniques to address homeland security issues and provide viable courses of action

Throughout your studies, you will also gain practical experience by participating in mock disaster scenarios and the senior capstone, in which you will develop 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 local, state and federal law enforcement and homeland security agencies; fire departments; or local and state emergency management agencies.

At Post University, we understand you have responsibilities you can’t put on hold while you attend school — and you don’t have to. We offer 100 percent online courses to fit your schedule, or you can take classes at our Waterbury, Connecticut, campus if you’re local.

Whether you choose our on-campus or online 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 unmatched 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.

 

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Normal Time for Completion: 48 Months
This program is offered on the Main Campus and online.

Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security program provides students with a core understanding of the four phases of emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students will develop skills to plan and prepare for pending emergencies, manage operations during an emergency, and conduct recovery efforts after an emergency. Equally so, the program will immerse students in modern methodologies used to secure the homeland, including preparation for and response to acts of terrorism, especially the use of weapons of mass destruction. Students will be provided a historical awareness of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad. The program will prepare the student to assess risk and vulnerability related to crises, natural and manmade events, and terrorism. Core principles and methods of management of natural and man-made disasters will be examined. Students will complete analyses of past crises and disasters as well as pending threats.

Students will utilize effective crisis communication techniques using a variety of media services and outlets. The program will focus on developing critical thinking in order for students to make well-informed decisions grounded in ethics and leadership. The program emphasizes collaboration with all stakeholders.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and describe the four phases of emergency management: mitigation,
  • preparedness, response and recovery
  • Students will be able to discuss the foundations of homeland security as they relate to the protection of the United States and its interests
  • Students will be able to describe the role of government, military, and public and private organizations in addressing emergency management and homeland security issues
  • Students will be able to develop and evaluate emergency management or homeland security plans
  • Students will be able to analyze cultural, political and religious implications of the terrorist environment
  • Students will be able to identify critical factors that allow effective communication, collaboration and cooperation among key stakeholders in the emergency management process
  • Students will be able to apply creative problem solving and decision making techniques to address emergency management and homeland security issues and provide viable courses of action
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363B.S. IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & HOMELAND SECURITY TOTAL CREDITS120 crsh
364
365GENERAL EDUCATION60 crsh
366COMMON CORE12 crss
367ENG110 College Writing3 crs
368ENG130 Literature and Composition3 crs
369COM107 Introduction to Communication3 crs
370CIS112 Introduction to Computing3 crs
371LIBERAL ARTS24 crss
372History Elective3 crs
 

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Emergency Management Concentrations

 

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 – cybercrime. Students will gain a broad understanding of the risks and threats to our nation’s cyberspace and information systems and how to prevent them.
Policing
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.
 

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

 

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