Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Major in Homeland Security
Director J. Delinski
The bachelor of professional studies with a major in homeland security is intended for working professionals and community college graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree. The degree enhances a student’s job application potential, promotion prospects, and/or second career opportunities in today’s job market. The subject of homeland security is currently at the forefront of study by law enforcement officials, security professionals, current and former military personnel, intelligence analysts, and government contractors. The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in these positions require cutting-edge education and training. The degree will appeal to a wide range of first responders and intelligence analysts who wish to continue their education by studying the latest trends and industry best practices.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including 22 credits in general education courses, 38 credits in elective courses, and 60 credits in core courses.
|General education *|
|22 credits in general education coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education:|
|3 credits in arts and humanities|
|6 credits in behavior or social science|
|6 credits in English composition|
|4 credits in physical or natural science with lab|
|3 credits in quantitative and logical reasoning|
|38 credits in elective courses.|
|Required core courses **|
|60 credits in core courses, to be completed at GW. *|
|PSHS 3150||Transnational Threats and Security|
|PSHS 3151||Combating Domestic Terrorism|
|PSHS 3152||Cyber Terrorism|
|PSHS 3160||Crisis and Emergency Planning|
|PSHS 3161||Intelligence Data Analysis|
|PSHS 3162||Crime Scene Investigation|
|PSHS 3170||Infrastructure Protection|
|PSHS 3171||Introduction to Forensic Science|
|PSHS 3172||Computer Crime Investigation|
|PSHS 4180||Security Threat Assessments|
|PSHS 4181||Incident Management|
|PSHS 4182||Emergency Public Health Issues|
|PSHS 4190||Capstone Project|
|PSHS 4191||Ethical Dilemmas in Policing|
|PSHS 4192||Media, Public Relations, and Crisis Communication|
*General education and elective courses may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer credit to be approved. General education and elective coursework may be completed before, during, or within five years of completing the other requirements for the bachelor's degree.
**Core courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters and summer sessions.