Homeland Security - A.S.
SUNY Broome’s AS in Homeland Security degree program will leave you prepared – for both a job in the field and excellent transfer opportunities to four-year institutions.
The concept of homeland security encompasses more than enforcing local, state and federal laws. It also involves hazard prevention and mitigation, safeguarding infrastructure assets, and protection of private sector interests. While most people think of homeland security in terms of responding to terrorism, it also encompasses areas of emergency management as well as the typical safety, security, and policing functions.
Specialized courses include:
- Forensic Sciences
- Criminal Investigation
- Hazardous Materials
- Emergency Management
- Theory and Practice of Terrorism
- Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies
- Basic Emergency Medical Technician
This is an excellent program for students seeking a career with any of the following organizations:
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- U.S. Border Patrol
- Bureau of Diplomatic Security
- State and local governments
- Private industry security
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Transportation and Security Administration
- U.S. Secret Service
- Program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis
- Recommended math preparation: at least 2 years of high school math to include Algebra II & Trigonometry
- Program meets SUNY General Education requirements
- Courses available days and evenings although some courses may only be offered days
- Approximately 47% of the degree requirements can be completed via SUNY Broome distance learning
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Students interested in transferring for continued study towards a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, forensics, pre-law, sociology or other related areas of study should work early and often with a SUNY Broome transfer counselor.
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