Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Homeland Security, Minor

The Homeland Security minor provided a study of the skills needed to analyze and minimize threats from man-made and natural disasters. The curriculum discusses the foundations of homeland security, terrorism, assessing and analyzing risks, how to protect infrastructure and key assets, and the basics of emergency management. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

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