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Associate of Arts in Homeland Security Studies

An Associates of Arts in Homeland Security Studies can help build a foundation for a career in security or emergency management. Coursework includes domestic and international terrorism, intelligence research, and health and medical issues in emergency management.

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4
Select one course:
  • Math
  • PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics
  • CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications
Distribution Requirements Credits
Humanities 6
Sciences 6
Social Sciences 6
Writing Requirement Credits
Designated writing course 3-4


Major Requirements

Major Core Courses Credits
HMLS 2750 National Challenge 3
HMLS 3150 Health and Medical Issues in Emergency Management 3
HMLS 3200 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
HMLS 3250 Emergency Management 3
HMLS 3500 Intelligence Research, Method, and Analysis 3
Select two courses:
  • HMLS 3700 Transportation and Border Security
  • HMLS 3910 Special Topics
  • HMLS 3920 Special Topics
  • HMLS 4500 Intelligence Analysis: Critical Thinking
  • HMLS 4600 HMLS: Counter-Terrorism
  • HMLS 4700 Maritime and Border Security
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 60 credits  
Total 60