Bachelor's in Homeland Security Curriculum

Core Courses 39 hours

  • HLS 101: Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HLS 201: Emergency Management
  • HLS 210: Physical Security
  • HLS 301: Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • HLS 320: Security Management
  • HLS 321W: Critical Problem Analysis
  • HLS 341: Cyber Security
  • HLS 391: Risk Analysis
  • HLS 395: Policy and Legal Analysis
  • HLS 401: Intelligence Process
  • HLS 441: Homeland Security Technology
  • HLS 451: Disaster Preparedness & Response
  • HLS 495: Strategic Planning & Leadership (capstone)

Supporting Course Requirements 36 hours

  • EES 250: Basic Social Intelligence Skills
  • STA 215: Introduction to Statistical Reasoning
  • FSE 310: WMD/Hazardous Materials
  • GEO 210: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEO 353: Geographic Information Systems
  • PSY 200 or 200W: Introduction to Psychology

AND select two consecutive courses in the same language.

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 103: American Civilization since 1877
  • MSL 303: American Military History
  • BIO 100: Introductory Biology
  • BIO 101: Essentials of Biology
  • CHE 101/101L: Introductory Chemistry I
  • PHY 101: Conceptual Physics
  • PHY 131: College Physics I

Choose one of the following:

  • BIO 100: Introductory Biology
  • BIO 101: Essentials of Biology
  • CHE 101: Introductory Chemistry I
  • PHY 101: Conceptual Physics
  • PHY 131: College Physics I

Choose one of the following:

  • PLS 375:  Terrorism/Counterterrorism
  • POL 415: Terrorism and Political Violence
  • HLS 430: Domestic Terrorism

And choose two of the following:

  • POL 100: Principles of Politics and Government
  • POL 101: Introduction to American Government

Free Electives 29 hours

EKU General Education Requirements* 16 hours
(See catalog for details.)

*24 Credit hours of general education requirements are satisfied by required degree supporting courses.

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 120 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.