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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security, AAS

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No. of Credits: 61
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences, Human Services, and Teacher Education Division

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Homeland Security prepares students for a variety of careers and occupational specialities in federal, state, and local government, as well as the private sector. Students examine a span of local, national and international issues and operations from terrorism to disaster planning and response. This program emphasizes the importance of balancing the need of society to protect life and property with the need to safeguard individual rights. At the successful completion of the degree, students are well prepared for entry-level employment or promotional opportunity. Cooperative education is available in this program.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.

Electives (3 credits)

  • Take three credits from Social or Behavioral Sciences, Economics, or Criminal Justice


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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