Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Homeland Security, Minor

The BS in Homeland Security was created due to the complex and diverse national security environment we face domestically and internationally.  Many professions are affected by changes in national security legislation and directives from the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies.  Programs that prepare students in safety, emergency management, criminology, leadership positions in government or ROTC can benefit from this minor.  Furthermore, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Homeland Security has been tasked to protect people, assets and infrastructure and act as the liaison between the federal government and the private sector within Pennsylvania.

Related Links

Homeland Security, Minor Program Page

Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses number 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits
Core Requirements
HSS 120Introduction to Homeland Security3
HSS 130Principles of Emergency Management3
HSS 210Fundamentals of Terrorism3
HSS 230Risk Analysis and Strategic Planning3
Select two of the following:6
Personnel Security
Terrorist Organizations and Lone Wolves
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Protecting Infrastructure and Key Assets
Total Hours18

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020
Revised 08.20.20
UCC 04.21.20