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Homeland Security and Public Safety
Homeland security and public safety is a dynamic and diverse career field that keeps evolving to meet new needs. These professionals help to reduce our country’s vulnerabilities as well as minimize the damage caused by catastrophic events. Earning a degree in homeland security from Herzing University is a great way to get started on this career path.
Created in 2001, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now one of the largest federal agencies with over 180,000 workers. Many homeland security jobs are with government agencies. However, there are also plenty of opportunities in private companies and nonprofit organizations.
Professionals in this field anticipate, prevent, and react to everything from pandemics to hurricanes to terrorism. Options exist both for those who like to be in the forefront and for those who prefer to work in the background. Specific areas include:
- Revealing potential security threats
- Analyzing intelligence and recognizing potential problems
- Responding to and managing critical incidents
- Assessing and addressing an organizations safety and terrorism risks
- Investigating incidents and collecting evidence
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Homeland Security and Public Safety Programs
A Herzing University degree in Homeland Security and Public Safety can be applied to many careers within the security, emergency, and law enforcement fields.
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Program availability varies by location
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Public Safety
This degree program is designed to prepare professionals who will be responsible for identifying potential terrorist targets and maintaining public safety. The core courses in homeland security, public safety, and criminal justice are completed in this degree as well as an individual capstone project. It also allows students who have taken many courses at a different institution to transfer more credits. View Program Course Sheet
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Designed for those who do not wish to transfer a large number of previous college credits, students in this degree program move beyond the core criminal justice and homeland security and public safety programs with coursework in criminal psychology and investigation, narcotics and financial crimes. View Program Course Sheet
Online & on-campus availability
The homeland security program may be completed online, with at least partial class availability offered at several Herzing locations:
- Akron, Ohio
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Brookfield, Wisconsin
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Orlando, Florida
Program delivery (online / on ground) may vary by location. Please call your campus for more information.
32 months | 120 credits
$441 per credit
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*When student accepts awarded scholarship.
Tuition & Cost
With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education in homeland security & public safety is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.
Opportunities for financial aid include:
Homeland Security program enrollment prerequisites
Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Homeland Security bachelor’s degree program include:
- Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
- Complete an enrollment application
Homeland Security Degree Programs
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This program provides students with a comprehensive academic knowledge of public safety, including criminology, law enforcement, courts, fire science, corrections, and industrial security, as it relates to the coordination of homeland security activities between public safety agencies at various levels of government as well as the skills and techniques used in these disciplines. This degree can also provide advancement opportunities for law enforcement personnel requiring a bachelor's degree when applying for or advancing within the profession. (Some states, including but not limited to Minnesota, require additional federal, state, local or private certification, licensing, and/or training academy completion to be eligible for employment in a homeland security, public safety, or law enforcement position.)
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Accreditation & Disclosures
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.