Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion

B.S. in Leadership in Homeland Security

No matter what’s fueling your ambition, we have the tools and structure to help you every step of the way as you achieve your goals.

In the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program leadership in homeland security major, you will gain necessary foundational knowledge and skills in the fields of homeland defense and security, disaster recovery and policies for disaster response and management.

Our real-world curriculum will prepare you for homeland security positions with state, federal or local governments and security management careers in companies and non-profit organizations. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to apply for graduate studies in Jefferson’s Master of Science degree in Disaster Medicine and Management.

Accelerated Program Features

Get the Credit Your Deserve: To be admitted, you must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits. You can transfer up to 72 credits.
Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; afternoon, evening and Saturday morning classes; and online courses enable you to schedule your education around life and career demands.
Learn from the Real-world: Experienced faculty give insight into the field, while collaborative projects help develop practical skills while building your network.

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you must complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are acquired through transfer of credits from previously attended accredited colleges, universities and institutes, and through courses taken at Jefferson. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements: College-level courses in writing, math, science, history, social science, humanities, and information systems are required for a Bachelor of Science degree.

General Education Core: 15 credits

  • HIST-321 Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • HUMN-310 Globalization and World Politics
  • SOC-310 The Social Science of the Workplace
  • COMM-320 Professional Communication Skills
  • CSSEM-499 Professional Studies Capstone Seminar

Continuing Professional Studies Core: 18 credits

  • CSSEM-300 Professional Practice Seminar
  • MGMT-361 Leadership Theory & Ethical Practices
  • ECON-331 Economic Decision Making
  • STAT-311 Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • FINC-323 Financial Decision Making
  • IT-201 Learning and Technology

*Major Courses: 18 credits

  • EMS-410 Disaster Response and Recovery Planning
  • LHS-350 The Foundations of Homeland Defense and Security
  • LHS-360 Unconventional Conflict
  • LHS-403 Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • LHS-407 Disaster Policy and Politics
  • LHS-499 Capstone Seminar and Applied Project in Leadership in Homeland Security

*Major courses for this program are only available at Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls Campus.