Online Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Degree Programs

Gain Skills for Supporting or Leading Disaster Response, Threat Mitigation Efforts, and More

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Why Choose NEC to Earn Your Homeland Security Degree?

Associate or Bachelor’s Degree:

Choose the degree option that fits your career goals best: an associate degree that can equip you for entry-level career opportunities quickly, or a bachelor’s degree that offers additional preparation for leadership-track roles.

Experienced Faculty Members:

Our homeland security faculty understand the issues facing security professionals today because they’ve worked in the sector. They bring a range of experience from the public and private sectors and from local, state, and federal government to your classes.

Programs Designed for Working Adults:

We offer an engaging learning environment that also provides the flexibility you need to balance earning a college degree with full-time work and family responsibilities.

A Broad Base of Security Leadership Skills:

Our homeland security and emergency preparedness programs equip graduates with competencies in crisis communications and policy research as well as practical leadership and administration skills for law enforcement, national security, and more.

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Overview

Prepare for careers that save lives and protect communities with our online homeland security undergraduate programs.

What You Will Learn

Associate of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Our AA program aims to produce graduates who can:

Bachelor of Arts Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Our BA program is designed to produce graduates who can:

Courses and Curriculum

Associate of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Prepare for entry-level administrative roles in public or private security organizations with our online A.A. degree program. To graduate, you will complete 60 credits: 24 in your major, 28 in general education, and eight credits in elective courses.
AA Core Homeland Security Courses:
HSEP 1010 - Introduction to Homeland Security
HSEP 1020 - U.S. Constitution and Government
HSEP 2060 (PO 2060) - Research Methods
HSEP 2150 - Crisis Communications
HSEP 2450 - Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
HSEP 4250 - Cyber Crime, Warfare, and Defense
Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Establish the educational foundation you need for entry-level management-track roles or for graduate study in the field. You will complete 120 credits of coursework: 40 in the major, 40 general education credits, and 40 credits of elective courses.
BA Core Homeland Security Courses:
HSEP 1010 - Introduction to Homeland Security
HSEP 1020 - U.S. Constitution and Government
HSEP 2060 (PO 2060) - Research Methods
HSEP 2150 - Crisis Communications
HSEP 2450 - Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
HSEP 3580 (PO 3580) - Global Security
HSEP 3910 (PO 3910) - Understanding the Causes of Terrorism
HSEP 4250 - Cyber Crime, Warfare, and Defense
HSEP 4350 - Emergency Planning and Response
HSEP 4960 (PO 4960) - Senior Thesis

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Prepare for a Career in Homeland Security

Contact New England College today to take the next step toward your degree in homeland security and emergency preparedness!