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Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies

The homeland security bachelor's degree program at Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers coursework that focuses on security and emergency management skills. After completing our program, graduates will gain knowledge that can be applied in both the public and private sectors.

Who Should Apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies

This unique degree is specifically designed for individuals who care about the safety and security of those around them. The degree gives students an opportunity to turn their desire to help others into a practical application. Program courses cover a broad range of topics, from homeland security and border protections to emergency management and counterterrorism.

The program is suitable for people currently working in the field, such as military personnel or emergency medical technicians, as well as those looking to change career fields completely. Students can even choose to pursue their degree while working and going to school part-time. Courses can be taken at our campus locations and many are offered online.

Fill out the form below to learn more about our Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies degree program.


Jobs for Homeland Security Graduates

With a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies, graduates will be prepared to enter a plethora of job fields including cyber security, emergency management, and infrastructure management.

Graduates may find careers in the following positions:

  • Emergency management specialists
  • Special agents
  • Cyber-security managers
  • Safety managers
  • Disaster recovery coordinators
  • Emergency response coordinators
  • Terrorism financial analysts
  • Emergency management logistics managers
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Infrastructure protection analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Counter-terrorism analyst

With a high demand for eligible candidates in this field, students can pursue a diverse range of careers within public safety organizations, government agencies, and private corporations.

Fill out our request form to inquire more about our program and learn about how you can get started. Please keep in mind that the deadline for undergraduate admission is two weeks prior to the start of the semester.


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Degree Requirements

Core Competencies

ENGL 1010 Writing 4
  Select one course: 3
PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic  
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics (recommended)  
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology  
  Foreign Language or non-Western Culture 6-8

Supporting Requirement

  Oral Communications—Select one course: 3
SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking  
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications  
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting  
BSMT 2250 Business Communications  

Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)

  Humanities (ethics course recommended) 12
  Sciences 12
  Social Sciences
(ECON 1010 Introductory Microeconomics or CSEC 1000 Economics for Non-Majors recommended)

Writing Requirement

  Designated writing course 3-4


Major Requirements

Students may work with the director for permission to take courses not listed here.

Major Core Courses

HMLS 2750 Homeland Security 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 & Analysis 3
HMLS 3600 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
HMLS 3700 Transportation and Border Security I 3
  Select three courses: 9
  Homeland Security:  
HMLS 3550 Human Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence  
HMLS 4500 Intelligence Analysis/Critical Thinking  
HMLS 4600 Homeland Security & Approaches to Counter-Terrorism  
HMLS 4700 Maritime & Border Security  
  Applied Computing:  
CPST 3930 Cyber Threats and Cyber Security  
  Earth & Environmental Science:  
EENS 3050 Natural Disasters  
  History of the Middle East/North Africa:  
HISM 1200 The Contemporary Middle East  
HISM 3200 History of Islam  
HISM 3210 Modern Middle East  
HISM 3220 The Arab-Israeli Conflict  
  United States History:  
HISU 3530 War & National Policy in the United States  
HISU 3590 War & National Policy in the U.S., 1898 to the Recent Past  
HISU 6500 Emergence of the Modern U.S., 1917 to 1945  
  American Political Process and Institutions:  
POLA 2100 American Government  
POLA 4270 Constitutional Law  
  International Politics, Organization, and Law:  
POLI 4520 Intelligence & Covert Operations  
POLI 4530 American Foreign Policy  
POLI 4630 Strategy and Politics  
POLI 6630 International Security  
SOCI 1300 Criminology  

Minor (optional)

  Varies according to minor chosen  

General Electives

  As needed to total 120 credits  
  Total 120