Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Online Degree Program
The online homeland security and emergency management degree prepares you for high-demand careers helping communities deal with terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies.
We offer one of the only homeland security majors delivered in the context of a business college — offering a unique mix of business management and emergency preparedness training that will set you apart in the job market. Our homeland security program is consistently ranked in the top 5 of homeland security and emergency management degrees nationally.
The degree in homeland security and emergency management is offered 100% online. We also offer six concentration areas that allow you to customize a course of study specific to your interests and career goals.
What Is Homeland Security?
As the frequency and complexity of man-made, natural and technological disasters increase, so does the need for trained professionals ready to rise to the challenge. Homeland security is a broad national security term that includes antiterrorism, aviation security, border control, emergency response and cybersecurity. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a federal agency created in the wake of 9/11 designed to protect the United States against threats that encompass both man-made and natural disasters.
Security and Emergency Management Concentrations
Depending on your professional objectives, you can specialize your online homeland security degree in the following concentrations. Each specialty offers unique opportunities for applied learning and career enhancement.
- Fire administration
- Emergency management
- Homeland security
- Public safety administration
- Cybersecurity and information technology management
- Emergency medical and public health management
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Why Earn Your Online Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management at UAF?
Our fast-paced, hands-on degree in security and emergency management provides real-world skills and training that prepare you to hit the ground running in your chosen career. Here are more reasons to earn your homeland security degree online at UAF.
A degree in emergency management was the perfect fit for my career in incident management. The quality of the material is top-notch and the “real-life” relevancy of the lessons can be applied to all types of careers. Obtaining this level of education complements my years in the wildland firefighting field and has opened doors to exciting career opportunities. Sarah Saarloos, Bachelor of Security and Emergency Management
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What Can You Do With a Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management?
Our online major in homeland security prepares you to make an impact on your community and shape the growing emergency services field. This bachelor’s degree will also improve your marketability and demonstrate your focus, discipline, knowledge and experience. Nearly 100% of our homeland security and emergency management majors are employed either when they graduate or prior to graduation.
Homeland Security Degree Requirements
The online degree in homeland security and emergency management combines courses in disaster preparedness and business leadership. The program offers concentrations in fire administration, emergency management, homeland security, public safety administration, cybersecurity and information technology management and emergency medical and public health management.
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