Work to protect America. With your Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree earned online from Ashford University, you gain a broad view of homeland security and emergency preparedness at the federal, state, and local levels.

In the post-911 era, the US government created the Department of Homeland Security, which prepares for, prevents, and responds to domestic emergencies.

With this degree program, you will transcend a single discipline to consider counter-terrorism, planning for natural disasters, and terrorism response. Your interdisciplinary courses include ethics, international relations, cybercrime, and an emphasis on American government and the United States Constitution.

  • Demonstrate a comprehension of relevant bodies of law, the intelligence community, and international, political, social, and cultural environments
  • Develop critical thinking skills for effective problem solving relative to emergency management issues, principles, and procedures
  • Understand the importance of the historic, cultural, and diversity aspects of selected populations
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a substantive report or analysis using strong research skills and technical writing proficiency
  • Evaluate homeland security and emergency management data and analyze the validity of the information
  • Create a report that demonstrates the ability to retrieve information from relevant websites including the pertinent governmental websites and repositories of information
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of Homeland Security measures


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