2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security Minor

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This minor offers a comprehensive education in the basics of terrorism, counterterrorism, hazard management, intelligence, and other components of national security. Students will receive a holistic education that covers the range of domestic security efforts, helping to prepare them for advancement or new entry into the homeland security field. Students must earn no less than a C (2.0) to pass each course.

Program Objectives

Graduates with this minor will be able to:

  • Examine the historical and evolving concept of homeland security within the broader political and national security system of the contemporary nation-state.
  • Recognize the detailed mitigation, planning, response, and recovery phases to and from a homeland security incident.
  • Differentiate among the various homeland security threats, to include those that are manmade, technological, and natural.
  • Distinguish among and assess the various homeland security approaches, techniques, and processes, such as analytics, indications, warnings, and forecasting.
  • Explain the key administrative and command and control elements of the evolving homeland security relationships among the intelligence community; Department of Homeland Security; interagency processes and institutions; federal, state, and local inter-governmental relations; and a comprehensive U.S. homeland security strategy.

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