Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in Homeland Security/Emergency Management
The majors in the B.A.S. program prepare graduates for supervisory advancement in corporate settings, retail environments, manufacturing plants, small enterprises and other businesses. The curriculum blends experiential learning with courses in human resource management, ethics, quality control, leadership, criminal justice, accounting and economics, with the goal of helping students to enhance their specific expertise as they learn new managerial skills. The Homeland Security/Emergency Management major (a general degree with no areas of specialty) provides students with courses in terrorism, counter-terrorism, emergency/disaster planning, and legal issues at the national, state, and local levels.
In order to be eligible for the BAS program, students must meet the following requirements:
- Student must have minimum overall GPA of 2.0 at time of application
- The student must satisfy one of the three career course requirements prior to being admitted to BAS program:
Must have an AAS or AAT (Career Associate Degree) from a regionally accredited college or university with 38 transferable technical or career credit hours
Must have at least 38 semester credit hours of professional/technical courses from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or higher and 21 of these 38 hours must be in one professional/technical area. If the student has 30- 37 professional/technical courses, he/she will need to take additional courses to satisfy the 38 hour requirement; the student’s advisor will recommend appropriate courses.
Must have at least 12 semester credit hours of military courses from the U.S. Military. If the student has less than the 38 transferable technical/career/military courses, he/she will need to take additional courses to satisfy the 38 hour requirement; these courses can be satisfied from a combination of additional technical or career courses, military credit and/or lower division academic credit. The student’s advisor will recommend appropriate courses. Please note that students cannot use lower division academic courses to satisfy both the block credit (38 hours) and core curriculum (Areas A-F) requirements. Therefore, students may need to take additional courses to satisfy their core curriculum requirements.