Homeland Security

Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security

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Establish Yourself as a Homeland Security Professional

EKU’s online homeland security certificate allows students to build their credentials and develop a solid background, as well as the foundation needed to address threats to the security of the nation. 

Program At-A-Glance

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24 Credit Hours

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Cost per hour

$417

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Benefits
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Benefits of EKU Online

Rooted in best practices and evolving technology, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as physical security, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis and emergency management.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • No application fee
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Open the Door to Rewarding Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently the second largest federal agency in the U.S., comprised of 22 agencies and employing over 200,000 people. Homeland security offers a diverse a range of employment opportunities. The field is ideal for individuals aspiring to work in local, state or federal law enforcement agencies; corporate or public sector security; local, state or federal government, and for military personnel of all ranks. Graduates of EKU’s online homeland security program have a competitive edge in the job market and are prepared to work in a number of private and public sectors.

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Curriculum

Position yourself as a go-to security professional and give yourself a competitive edge in the evolving field of homeland security.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 24 credits are required to graduate. Complete certificate requirement information about the homeland security certificate is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

HLS 210 – Cyber and Physical Security (3)
Principles of cyber and physical design and application to include assessments and subsequent identification of countermeasures as well as policy development and implementation in an effort to safeguard life and critical infrastructure.

HLS 301 – Critical Infrastructure Protection (3)
Identification, prioritization, and protection of critical infrastructure including information technology, telecommunications, chemical, transportation, energy, water, medical, emergency services, postal and shipping. Impact on personal safety and economic performance.

HLS 430 – Terrorism and Violent Extremism (3)
Coverage of politically motivated extremist violence in the United States. Includes discussion of definitional issues, radicalization, major attacks, current threats, and principal extremist groups and their ideologies.

HLS 260 – Disaster Preparedness and Response (3)
Examines disaster preparedness and response context, concepts, theories, principles, programs and requirements. Students apply course concepts using case studies and real-world scenarios.

Enrollment

Steve Emmel

Steven Emmel

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Steven Emmel for information about the EKU Online Homeland Security Degree program.

Contact Info:
859-622-7428
Steven.Emmel@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

Student Success

Aunjane Rodgers

I have two boys who are 11 and 13, so I couldn’t live on campus. I work full-time. I’m a single mom. I’m 33 years old. A traditional college degree wouldn’t make sense for someone like me, but online definitely did.

AunJane' RodgersEKU Online Homeland Security Graduate

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

Heath Bergmann
  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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