Aug 17, 2022
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Homeland Security B.S.
OSRHE Program Code: 156
CIP Code: 430301
Major Code: 9711
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the origin, organization and function of American law.
- Describe the relationship between the US Constitution and homeland security efforts.
- Research, analyze and assimilate intelligence information to prepare risk assessments and responses to developing threats
- Review public or private organizations' fiscal, work force, legal and political information to assess the organizational needs, requirements, and resources.
- Describe theories and causes of terrorism.
- Describe recent research in the major components of homeland security and emergency management and planning.
- Demonstrate the ability to think, read and write critically.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Students must earn a minimum 2.50 GPA in courses used for major credit.
General Education Requirements
A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program's plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work. See General Education Requirements for more information.
Required Courses - 33 hours
Complete the following required courses with a minimum grade of C.
Electives - 9 hours
Select 9 hours from the following:
Minor - 18 hours
A minor is required for the Homeland Security major.
Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts
In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.
- English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of "C" or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
- A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
- A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.
- A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.
- A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
- At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
- At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
- The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree. B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours. B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours. B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours. Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.
For more information, see Bachelor's Degree Requirements .