Homeland Security: A.S.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will describe the structure of the various aspects of the homeland security system within the United States.
- Students will describe the duties, roles, and procedures within the field of homeland security.
- Students will examine appropriate responses to emergencies.
- Students will explain the motivation and methods behind acts of terrorism.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
SUNY Broome’s AS in Homeland Security degree program will leave you prepared for careers in the field of homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement, as well as 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.
This program is intended to provide:
- An instructional environment that encourages critical thinking and professionalism
- Knowledge and understanding necessary to work in the field of study
- Career preparedness opportunities
- The opportunity to collaborate with the community through service learning activities
- Interaction with experienced faculty, guest speakers, common hours, and campus presentations
- The opportunity for seamless transfer and success at four-year institutions
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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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