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Homeland Security, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , FL,
Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security degree program, one of the very first in the nation, is designed for students who envision a safer, more secure tomorrow, and see themselves in some capacity working toward that end.

About

The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security provides students with a foundation in security, with specialized tracks in emergency management, terrorism studies, or cybersecurity.

Whether the student’s interest lies in law and policy, terrorism, emergency management, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, strategic planning, or security, Homeland Security graduates emerge ready to contribute to making the world a safer place.

The Homeland Security degree combines the University’s General Education requirements with a solid core of homeland security courses as well as minors in international relations, cybersecurity, or several other minors available to the student.

The curriculum of this degree is founded in outcome-based methodology, using analysis of marketplace needs, intelligence from U.S. military and governmental experts, and practicing professionals.

Students will complete projects with real clients from all over the county. They’ll have the opportunity to employ state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Students can choose one of three ways to specialize their homeland security education:

  • By taking two minors
  • By taking one minor and another 15-hour block of approved and related courses

A team of faculty with extensive combined field experience leads the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs. These dedicated, talented faculty share with students their first-hand experiences and teach critical analysis and threat assessment using current events and classroom projects.

Subject matter experts from a variety of homeland security disciplines often provide guest lectures or even teach entire courses. As conditions change in the U.S. and around the world, the student’s educational experience is adapted to meet the demands of industry and government institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Foundations of Information Security
  • Introduction to Industrial Security
  • Professional Skills in Homeland Security
  • Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Security, Resilience, and Risk Analysis
  • Homeland Security Law and Policy
  • Terrorism: Origin, Ideologies, and Goals

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores
  • Advanced Placement scores
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT or ACT Exam Scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Submit Proof of Funding for at Least One Year of Study
  • Intent to Enroll Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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