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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.

Program Highlights

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.


For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>


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.
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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