It is expected that there will be many opportunities for employment in security and protective services–related occupations in both the public and private sectors. If you are interested in gaining an understanding of homeland security issues to better position yourself for a career in homeland security, consider Penn State’s minor in homeland security, delivered both on campus in Harrisburg and online via World Campus.
Learn about homeland security issues including emergency management, homeland security policy, and the structure of homeland security operations. Grow your skills to understand and support prevention of, protection form, mitigation against, and recovery from, man-made and natural disasters in a whole-community approach at local, state, and federal level.
The minor is open to all interested Penn State undergraduate students who meet the prerequisites, and is most useful if you are majoring in criminal justice, political science, law and society, nursing, or organizational leadership.
Students must apply for entrance to the minor after achieving fifth semester classification (see Undergraduate Bulletin).