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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Introduction to Homeland Security (HLS 110)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Understand the historical development and evolution of homeland security; Analyze the key principles, concepts, and strategies in homeland security; Examine the role of government agencies, private sector, and public in ensuring homeland security; Evaluate the impact of emerging threats and technologies on homeland security practices; Identify the challenges and ethical considerations in homeland security operations; Develop critical thinking and analytical skills essential for effective decision - making in homeland security.


This introductory course provides an overview of the principles and practice of homeland security. It explores the historical context, theoretical foundations, and practical applications of the field. Students will examine key concepts, strategies, and challenges in safeguarding the nation against various threats and disasters. Through this course, students will develop a foundational understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of homeland security and its role in protecting the homeland.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, or Emergency Management (3/24).