Associate of Science in Homeland Security

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Program Description

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The ASHS requires the successful completion of 60 credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). The ASHS places a strong emphasis on general education courses that will provide a foundation for entry to the BSHS program. General education courses are designed to broaden a student’s educational foundation. They include courses in such areas as communications, English, government, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and statistics. A student must complete at least 15 credit hours in General Education to receive an ASHS degree. A student must also complete 18 credit-hours in Homeland Security Core courses. The remaining credits not covered by the required General Education or Core courses will consist of elective courses.

ASHS Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge in Homeland Security to specialized areas of concern
  • Evaluate the importance of communication, coordination, and cooperation in a variety of competing agencies
  • Apply expertise in various international and domestic terrorist entities and comprehend the underlying conflicts that foster their existence
  • Synthesize the roles of the key players in Homeland Security, such as the government (federal, state & local), military, and non-government organizations (for-profit and non-profit) and critique their effectiveness
  • Make suggestions for implementing new ideas in Homeland Security by utilizing information technology resources and to take advantage of these resources to assist in the smooth and orderly flow of intelligence information and its analysis in day-to-day operations

ASHS Core Courses

  • COMM 205 Technical Writing
  • HS 100 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HS 110 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • HS 130 Introduction to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • HS 201 Emergency Preparedness
  • HS 271 Emergency Management Technology
Last updated October 2018

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The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited b ... Read More

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). UMT's degree programs in project management are also accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI. Read less