Homeland Security

Undergraduate Certificate in Security Management


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Assess and Improve Security in Public and Private Settings

EKU’s online security management certificate provides students with the skills needed to assess security needs and implement, improve and ensure security for both public and private sector entities. Rapidly evolving technology and increasing domestic and foreign threats have created a wealth of opportunity for individuals with credentials in security management. The program gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market and complements a variety of backgrounds.

*Special rate for active duty military and their spouses.


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.

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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EKU’s security management curriculum provides the skills needed to assess security threats and use evolving technology to implement needed security measures.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 24 credits are required to graduate.

View the security management certificate requirements:

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 310 – Personnel Security (3)
Examines employee and contractor integrity through background screening, security awareness, ethics programs, and audits. Analyzes special programs to protect key personnel, employees in high risk environments and workplace violence mitigation.

HLS 350 – Workplace Investigations (3)
Overview and management of criminal, civil, administrative, and internal investigative processes in the workplace, to include interviews, reports, and ethical and legal considerations related to investigations.

HLS 391 – Risk Analysis (3)
History and process of risk analysis and management (VRA) as it relates to the protection of critical assets and infrastructure. Instruction in common techniques used in both the public and private sectors.


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Misty Bailey

Enrollment Advisor

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

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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
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

Student Success

Homeland Security Grad Andrew Dunbar

My dream job is to work as an intelligence analyst, and with my credentials, I’m set for that. It’s been phenomenal. EKU brought me to where I want to be, and the job outlook is great!

Andrew DunbarEKU 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

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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