The program curriculum offers a comprehensive learning experience in homeland security foundation and implementation, which is applicable to the workplace. The set of prescribed courses provides general foundations in homeland security, emergency management, preparedness, and resilience. It offers a multidisciplinary introduction to homeland security organizational, policy, and leadership studies, as well as to strategic analysis and planning within the whole-community and all-hazards approach. Electives are drawn from a broad field of disciplines contributing to the homeland security enterprise and its evolving mission.
Optional International Track
Civil security is a field with remarkable projected job growth around the world. In this optional track, based on state-of-the-art security research and its practical applications, you can learn about the differences and commonalities between homeland, national, and international security, as well as the characteristics of homeland security as an evolving global enterprise facing global challenges.
For course descriptions and requirements, see the Penn State University Bulletin.