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Program Overview

Homeland Security is a great choice for a major if you want to work on the front lines and be involved with emergencies as they happen. People who excel in this field are not averse to confronting a disaster directly.

In the Homeland Security program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work within the four primary security contexts: border, transportation, environmental and infrastructure.

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At Ashland University

  • Up to 30 credit hours can be awarded for life and work experience through a Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio.
  • The program requirements allow you to pursue a double major to improve your career options.
  • Learn from professors who have experience and connections in the field.
  • You will graduate with the tools and knowledge required to be effective on the job immediately and the foundation needed for entry-level management-track roles.
Homeland Security Officer

Sample Curriculum

Employers of Recent Graduates


  • Coast Guard
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management Agency 
  • Environmental Protection Agency


  • County Emergency Management Agency

Contact Information

Anne Strouth
Program Director, Online Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Programs
249 College of Education

Sara Williams (Szmania)
Administrative Assistant
238 College of Education