Homeland Security

Homeland Security, B.S.

Preparing innovative, dynamic problem-solvers for a safer tomorrow.

Our Homeland Security program is offered in both Manchester and Durham and gives you the tools to defend, protect, act and react to threats small and large, from bioterrorism to data breaches to natural disasters. Built upon the expertise and advice of homeland security professionals across the nation, this program empowers you to think, plan and respond to today's most relevant security issues. As a student in our program, you will be learning from faculty who are experts in the field. You'll work independently and collaboratively to find solutions to complex problems in areas like:

  • information security
  • corporate and physical security
  • intelligence systems and structures
  • environmental security
  • strategic management and decision making and
  • emerging security models


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In four years, students graduate with a Homeland Security degree as well as a second major or two minors. This flexible curriculum allows you to specialize your education around your interests, and gives you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs or graduate schools.

You will apply your classroom learning through the senior capstone, where you’ll work alongside industry professionals in agencies like FEMA, N.H. Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Fidelity Investments or the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant.

Our students graduate with the skills needed to lead strategic planning, build emergency management and continuity plans, and to perform organization-wide security and risk assessments. In this highly employable industry, you’ll be prepared for success in graduate school or careers in fields as diverse as critical infrastructure protection, environmental and human security, intelligence, cybersecurity and more.


James Ramsay
Professor of Security Studies


If you live in New England and your state does not offer a bachelor's-level Homeland Security program at a public college or university, you can enroll in our program at a reduced tuition rate.


This program is offered both in Manchester and Durham.

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