MajorHomeland Security

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in homeland security from Wichita State provides students with a foundation in security combined with specialized learning in emergency management, terrorism studies or cybersecurity. This four-year program also offers a completely online option. Graduates are well prepared for careers in the security industry at the operational, management and policy levels.

Learn how Homeland Security is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


This 120-credit-hour program covers all aspects of the homeland security field combined with courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The major consists of at least 36 credit hours of homeland security courses. Students may take 14 additional credit hours beyond the 36 credit hours required for the major (for a total of 50 credit hours).


The BS in Homeland Security at Wichita State will help you start or advance your career in the public or private sector in areas such as:

  • Intelligence
  • Federal Emergency Management
  • Immigration and Customs
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • National Security
  • Military Service

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