Homeland Security/Emergency Management, BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management degree programs provides career education and training for individuals seeking to pursue careers and graduate degrees in the areas of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This program also will provide the training and knowledge necessary to prepare individuals for positions of leadership and management in this emerging field of national importance.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the following Federal agencies with missions directly related to national security and readiness for emergencies. These include the following:

  • The United States Coast Guard
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • the Federal Protective Service
  • the United State Secret Service
  • the Transportation Security Administration
  • the Management Directorate
  • the Sciences and Technology Directorate
  • the National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • the Office of Intelligence and Analysis

In addition, many major national and international corporations have developed security and emergency management divisions and operations that offer extensive employment opportunities.

Program Requirements

  1.  Student must have minimum overall GPA (as defined by Banner) of 2.0 at time of application
  2. The student must satisfy one of the three career course requirements prior to being admitted to BAS program:
    1. Must have an AAS or AAT (Career Associate Degree) from a regionally accredited college or university with 38 transferrable technical or career credit hours

    2. Must have at least 38 semester credit hours of professional/technical courses from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or higher and 21 of these 38 hours must be in one professional/technical area. If the student has 30-37 professional/technical courses, he/she will need to take additional courses to satisfy the 38 hour requirement; the student’s advisor will recommend appropriate courses.

    3. Must have at least 12 semester credit hours of military courses from the U.S. Military. If the student has less than the 38 transferrable technical/career/military courses, he/she will need to take additional courses to satisfy the 38 hour requirement; these courses  can be satisfied from a combination of additional technical or career courses, military credit and/or lower division academic credit. The student’s advisor will recommend appropriate courses. Please note that students cannot use lower division academic courses to satisfy both the block credit (38 hours) and core curriculum (Areas A-F) requirements. Therefore, students may need to take additional courses to satisfy their core curriculum requirements.

No grades of D in upper-division courses are allowed in the Homeland Security/Emergency Management major. Grades of D are also prohibited in certain lower-division courses that are used for upper division course exemptions (see notes regarding TECH 3111 Applied Economics and TECH 3112 Applied Accounting). Upper-division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through E of the core curriculum and Lower Division Career Courses. 1000- or 2000-level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the BAS Homeland Security/Emergency Management degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Career Courses38
Program specific courses are taken as part of the career associate degree at Clayton State University or another institution.
Upper Division Major Requirements34
Bachelor of Applied Science Foundation Courses
ENGL 3900Professional & Tech. Writing3
or COMM 3300 Interpersonal Communication
TECH 3101Supervision for the Workplace3
TECH 3104Ethics for Adm and Tech Mgrs3
TECH 3111Applied Economics 13
TECH 4115Global Technology3
TECH 4850Seminar in Adm and Tech Mgmt1
Upper Division HSEM Foundation Requirements
HSEM 3000Homeland Security3
HSEM 3003Emergency Management3
Any HSEM 3000-4000 level course (no duplication)3
Any HSEM 3000-4000 level course (no duplication)3
Any HSEM 3000-4000 level course (no duplication)3
Any HSEM 3000-4000 level course (no duplication)3
Upper Division Related Elective6
Choose two from the following:
History of World Religions
Any HSEM 3000-4000 level course
Any AVIA 3000-4000 level course
Any TECH 3000-4000 level course
Any POLS 3000-4000 level course
Total Credit Hours120