This is a program focusing on security policy, planning and operations dedicated to the protection of U.S. territory, assets, infrastructure, institutions, and citizens from external threats.
Includes instruction in national security policy, government relations, intelligence, law enforcement, security technology, communications and information technology, homeland security planning and operations, disaster planning and applications to specific threat scenarios
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Homeland Security (use the College Search feature and enter "homeland security" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Homeland Security Major?
A bachelor’s degree is preferred if your desire is to have a career in Homeland Security. As well, some experts in this field have completed training as a police or protection officer or were in the military. Examples of jobs include (but are not limited to) federal air marshal, surveillance agent, secret service agent, ICE agent, and cybercrime specialist.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Homeland Security Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Homeland Security
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Homeland Security