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Minor in Homeland Security

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy students’ personal interest and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. 

The Minor in Homeland Security equips students with specialized knowledge and skills essential for protecting the nation's transportation infrastructure. It focuses on planning for, responding to, and managing emergencies related to acts of terrorism, as well as natural and man-made disasters. This minor is especially beneficial for students pursuing majors in safety, aeronautical science, airport management, communication, human factors, aeronautics, business, or interdisciplinary studies. Upon completion of this minor, students will be adept in assessing security risks, developing strategic responses, and understanding the complexities of homeland security operations. 

A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology, and subject matter. To gain the greatest value from their academic experience, students are encouraged to select minors that complement their degree program and/or other minors that they are pursuing. 

The student becomes subject to the requirements of the minor as stated in the catalog that are in effect at the time the minor is declared. The department/program chair responsible for a particular minor determines how students fulfill deficits in credits for a minor and certifies that students are qualified to receive the minor. 

Not open to BS in Homeland Security students. 

HLSD 110Introduction to Homeland Security3
HLSD 215Introduction to Industrial Security3
HLSD 155Foundations of Information Security3
Take any two of the following courses:6
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Critical Infrastructure Security, Resilience, and Risk Analysis
Homeland Security Law and Policy
Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Homeland Security
Studies in Intelligence I
Intelligence Collection and Analysis
National Security Issues and Terrorism
Homeland Security and Regulatory Policy Management in Aviation
Total Credits15