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Program Curriculum

The WSU Online Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (HLS) provides students with a foundation in security, with specialized learning in emergency management, terrorism studies, and cybersecurity.

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BS in Homeland Security Curriculum

The online BS in Homeland Security degree combines WSU's General Education requirements with a solid core of homeland security courses. This four-year program can be completed fully online and transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited community colleges and universities.

General Education
  • 12 hours Foundation Skills Courses:
    • ENGL 101 – College English I
    • ENGL 102 – College English II
    • COMM 111 – Public Speaking
    • MATH 111 – College Algebra
  • 12 hours Fine Arts & Humanities Courses General Education Courses
  • 12 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education Courses
  • 10 hours Natural Science General Education Courses
  • The remaining hours would be open electives, including up to 11 additional hours of HLS elective coursework.
HLS Core Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 41 credit hours of Homeland Security curriculum (41 credit hours encompasses ENGL 210 and SPAN 212, students still need to take 3 credit hours of an HLS elective as part of the HLS requirement):

  • HLS 190 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HLS 310 Emergency Management
  • HLS 312 Risk Management
  • HLS 320 Border Security
  • HLS 330 Legal Issues in Homeland Security
  • HLS 401 Cyber Security
  • HLS 403 Physical Security
  • HLS 405 Intelligence Process
  • CJ 407 Research Methods (This course now satisfies the HLS Applied Learning Requirement)
  • HLS 420 Terrorism
  • CJ 510 Crime and Transportation
  • ENG 210 Business, Professional, & Technical Writing
  • SPAN 212 Spanish for Law Enforcement

Undergraduate Catalog: BS Homeland Security

Contact Us

Homeland Security Online Academic Advisor
Jacquelyn Johnston
(316) 978-6305


Homeland Security Undergraduate Coordinator
Rebecca Martin
(316) 978-6867