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Homeland Security and Community Preparedness

Minor

The minor in Homeland Security and Community Preparedness is for students who are interested in working toward the security of the United States as well as those who want to learn how to lead the public in preparing for emergencies and natural disasters. Anyone who is curious about global issues and how they are a product of factors such as geography, politics, policies and business should consider this minor, particularly those who want to work with the development of homeland security practices that benefit society.

Students will learn about policy analysis, community preparedness and homeland security practices. They will experience courses like Implementing Homeland Security Strategies, including exposure to FEMA’s National Incident Command System. Students will also learn about collaboration between communities, citizens and agencies and how it ideally works.

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • CJ 220: Introduction to Homeland Security (4)
  • CJ 320: Developing Homeland Security Practices (4)
  • CJ 420: Implementing Homeland Security Strategies (4)

Criminal Justice Electives (8 credits):

Select two courses:

  • CJ 419: Crisis and Principles of Managing Risk in Community Preparedness (4)
  • CJ 421: Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice (4)
  • CJ 425: Program Evaluation/Participation (4)
  • CJ 437: Comparative International Homeland Security Programs (4)

Interdisciplinary Electives (8 credits)

Select two courses:

  • ES 341: Geographic Information Systems I (4)
  • ES 342: Geographic Information Systems II (4)
  • GEOG 310: World Regional (4)
  • GEOG 410: Global Issues (4)
  • GEOG 413: Urban Geography (4)
  • GEOG 425: Urban Planning and Policy (4)
  • GEOG 433: Political Geography (4)
  • HE 227: Community and Public Health (4)
  • HIST 411: World Problems (4)
  • PS 202: State and Local Government (4)
  • PS 203: Introduction to International Business (3)
  • PS 350: Introduction to Public Policy (4)
  • PS 351: Introduction to Public Administration (4)
  • PS 440: Causes of War (4)
  • PS 454: Public Personnel Administration (4)
  • PS 497: U.S. Foreign Policy (4)

Total: 28 credits

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Homeland Security and Community Preparedness Minor

We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact Dr. Scott Tighe with questions.  

 

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