Inspired to serve in our nation's security, the Homeland Security program at Marian University is designed to develop competent Homeland Security leaders for public and private entities. The bachelor's degree curriculum follows principles set forth by the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDECA) and is designed to prepare graduates for public service in various levels of government, law enforcement, fire science, emergency management and health care as well as the private sector and non-governmental service organizations.
Students who complete the Homeland Security program will be professionally prepared to solve management problems, develop strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity, address internal organizational issues, and better prevent incidents or manage them should they occur.
General Education Program: 46-49 of University requirements
36 credits as follows:
HSL 201 Introduction to Homeland Security, 3 cr.
HSL 212 Homeland Security Resource Management, 3 cr.
COM 215 Introduction to Public Relations, 3 cr.
CRJ 303 Law Enforcement Administration, 3 cr.
HSL 305 Leadership and Organizational Management, 3 cr.
HOS 308 Professional & Crisis Communications, 3 cr.
HSL 313 Emergency Planning, 3 cr.
HSL 350 Administrative Law, 3 cr.
HOS 350 Principles of Professional Practice, 3 cr.
HOS 405 Sociology of Disaster, 3 cr.
HOS 407 Sociology of Terrorism, 3 cr.
HSL 495 Capstone Project in Homeland Security, 3 cr.
18 credits: University electives with at least 9 credits earned from upper level (300-400) courses from the following (at least 6 credits must be from courses other than military science):
MSC 110 Leadership & Military Science I, 2 cr.
MSC 120 Leadership & Military Science II, 2 cr.
MSC 210 Basic Leadership & Management I, 2 cr.
MSC 220 Basic Leadership & Management II, 2 cr.
MSC 301 Advanced Leadership & Management I, 4 cr.
MSC 302 Advanced Leadership & Management II, 4 cr.
MSC 401 Applied Leadership & Management I, 4 cr.
MSC 402 Applied Leadership & Management II, 4 cr.
HOS 204 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
HOS 214 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
HOS 310 Criminology, 3 cr.
HOS 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.
HOS 394 Homeland Security Field Experience, 1-3 cr.
HOS 404 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
HOS 414 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.
HOS 420 Race, Gender and Ethnicity, 3 cr.
HOS 494 Homeland Security Field Experience, 1-3 cr.
CRJ 101 Intro to the Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.
CRJ 330 Crime Prevention/Community Safety, 3 cr.
CRJ 401 Police Community Relations, 3 cr.
HIS 206 History of Terrorism, 3 cr.
HIS 207 History of Crime, 3 cr.
PHI 320 Philosophy of Law, 3 cr.
25-28 credits: University electives