Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Homeland Security, Minor

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

The Homeland Security minor provides a comprehensive study of the skills needed to prevent man-made and natural disasters. Students will learn how to investigate, protect, and minimize the effects of these adversities, as well as how to respond to and recover from those same threats.  The curriculum covers many tools used to fight terrorism, protect infrastructures and key assets, secure intelligence, and devise disaster plans to respond to real-world issues.  This minor introduces students to the knowledge requirements needed for careers in emergency management, criminal investigations, law enforcement, CIA, ICE, FBI, and ATF.  The Homeland Security minor will prepare students for this fast-growing field-exposing students to a wide range of careers and professional certifications. 

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