Minor in Security Operations

Add a minor in Security Operations to your EKU Online degree.

REQUIREMENTS: 12 credits

ELECTIVES: 6 hours

Select one course from:

  • HLS 341 Cyber Security

OR

  • HLS 391 Risk Analysis

Select one course from:

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  18 HOURS

Course Descriptions

HLS 210 – Physical Security

Principles of physical design and application to include physical security surveys, integrated physical security technology systems, and risk identification and mitigation.

HLS 301 – Critical Infrastructure Protection

Identification, prioritization, and protection of critical infrastructure including information technology, telecommunications, chemical, transportation, energy, water, medical, emergency services, postal and shipping. Impact on personal safety and economic performance.

HLS 310 – Personnel Security

Examines employee and contractor integrity through background screening, security awareness, ethics programs, and audits.  Analyzes special programs to protect key personnel, employees in high risk environments and workplace violence mitigation.

HLS 320 – Security Management

Evolution and application of traditional and current theories in leading and managing corporate and government/industrial security operations. Areas covered include management, supervision and leadership of a security organization

HLS 338 – Government/Industrial Security

Protection of government information, including classification, handling, dissemination, transmission, and storage of classified and sensitive information. Includes other administrative issues involved with computer/cyber security and protection of trade secrets.

HLS 341 – Cyber Security

Overview of the national computer and networked infrastructure that supports national security, including system protection. Global and financial implications of cyber terrorism. Impact of cyber security on privacy and civil liberties.

HLS 349 – Applied Learning (Internship) in HLS

Prerequisites: department chair approval, a minimum GPA of 2.0, a minimum of 30 hours completed. The student works under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to the student’s academic studies. A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit. May be retaken to a maximum of twelve hours.

HLS 349 – HLS Cooperative Study

Prerequisites: department chair approval, a minimum GPA of 2.0, a minimum of 30 hours completed. The student works under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to the student’s academic studies. A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit. May be retaken to a maximum of twelve hours.

HLS 391 – Risk Analysis

History and process of vulnerability and risk assessment (VRA) as it relates to the protection of critical assets and infrastructure.  Instruction in common VRA techniques used in both the public and private sectors.

HLS 402 –   Counterintelligence

History, structure and operations of the US counterintelligence community. Includes legal foundations of counterintelligence and critiques of recommended changes to the community.  

This page reflects the program requirements in the 2014 EKU Homeland Security Program Advising Guide. See the EKU Undergraduate Catalog for more information.