Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Homeland Security Management
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Homeland Security Management (HSM)
will prepare students for a growing demand for qualified homeland security personnel
at the local, state, and federal level. This program is designed to mirror the integrated
nature of the myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices of Homeland Security
while providing an in-depth education, which draws these disciplines together. The HSM
program incorporates elements of law enforcement, infrastructure security, emergency
management, and intelligence gathering to provide students with a broad understanding,
while preparing them for a plethora of careers in these growing fields.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate knowledge of terminology, principles, and procedures within
substantive areas of homeland security management including relevant bodies of
law, international relations, and awareness of various political, social, and cultural
• Demonstrate an understanding of current intelligence-gathering capabilities.
• Apply analytical methods to solve emergency and crisis management problems.
• Analyze and apply key management and leadership concepts, appropriate
professional manner, and ethical conduct to all aspects of homeland security
• Demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the homeland
security management profession.
• Formulate and create documents utilizing appropriate research, writing, and
analysis for the management of largescale incidents.
• Demonstrate the ability to collect, collate, and organize large amounts of
information from multiple sources.
• Demonstrate an appropriate level of technical and professional know
A personal and professional background investigation is a required component of virtually
all federal, state, and local agencies offering internships or employment to graduates of
Criminal Justice degree programs.
Only those persons who are capable of passing a governmental background investigation
and would otherwise be eligible for a governmental security clearance should consider
enrolling in a Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, or Homeland Security
Management degree program.
Individuals who enter these degree programs with a disqualifying personal or
professional history or for those who engage in a disqualifying activity while attending
Central Penn may be precluded from obtaining an internship or employment in the
career field after graduation.
In addition to the 60 credits of general education and elective requirements, students are
required to take a core group of courses and choice classes associated with their major
to total 124 credits.
Homeland Security Management Core Courses – 52 credits
BUS220 Principles of Management
BUS365 Organizational Behavior
CRI245 Criminal Investigation
CRI310 Criminal Profiling: Policy and Practice
CRI312 Investigative Report Writing
CRI436 Security Management
HSM110 Principles of Private Security
HSM115 Homeland Security Management
HSM205 Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis
HSM215 Emergency Management
HSM350 Environmental Security
HSM415 Threats to Homeland Security
HSM430 Data Mining and Predictive Analysis
IDS330 Global Conflict
INT499 Bachelor Degree Internship
LGS180 Historical Perspectives of the Constitution
STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar
Choice Classes – 12 credits (6 credits must be at 300 level or higher)
Students choose from a wide spectrum of courses to tailor their degree to their
individual interests. Students must complete 12 choice credits from any course labeled
CRI, HSM, or POL. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 of these credits must be at the 300 level