As terrorism and organized crime continue to converge and information technology security challenges, threats to information integrity, identity theft and cyber-attacks further increase, the intercollege, interdisciplinary Homeland Security program lead by Penn State Harrisburg is preparing future leaders in the field to address these pressing issues.
The Homeland Security program is the most comprehensive program of its kind, providing graduates the skills to succeed as a future leader in the field. Through Penn State’s World Campus, the program has a worldwide reach where students can access it from around the globe.
A partnership of seven Penn State colleges, with Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs as the academic home, this program provides a homeland security education portfolio that can suit the needs of many individuals working in this field or looking for a new career path in this field.
Career opportunities for those interested in pursuing the homeland security program include upper-level positions in federal and state government and agencies, the uniformed services, as well as business and industry.