In the 2024-2025 Catalog

B.S. in Homeland Security and Intelligence to M.S. in Human Security and Resilience

Exceptional students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Intelligence (BSHSI) degree program at Daytona Beach College of Arts & Sciences have the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience (MSHSR) in a combined degree program format.

Upon completing the BSHSI requirements, the Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Intelligence will be conferred, and students will be enrolled in the MSHSR degree. In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of “B” or better must be earned. These credits will count toward the B.S. and MSHSR degree requirements, provided the student maintains enrollment in the combined program and receives a "B" or better in the courses. Students will be dropped from the program if their GPA falls below 3.0. The BSHSI degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor's degree requirements; the MSHSR degree will be conferred upon completion of all master's degree requirements.

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MSHSR program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the B.S. in Homeland Security and Intelligence, any MSHSR transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

Approved Courses for the Combined Option

Students enrolled in the combined option must consult their academic advisor to determine appropriate course selection. The following graduate-level MSHSR courses can be taken to satisfy the BSHSI requirements:

  • MHSR 530 (Environmental Security) can be taken in lieu of HSI 290 (Environmental Security)
  • MHSR 520 (Conflict Resolution) can be taken in lieu of HSI 320 (Law and Policy)
  • Any 500-level HSR course can be taken in lieu of the BSHSI 300/400-level elective

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Combined Program Requirements

Undergraduate BSHSI Courses116
MSHSR Transition Courses (MHSR 530, MHSR 520, and/or any 500-level MHSR Course)9
Graduate MSHSR Courses21
Total Credits146

Students must fulfill the required MSHSR core classes and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed. This option requires a total of 146 credits, including 30 graduate-level credits.