Accelerated B.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Accelerated BS to MS Program
Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements).
Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Accelerated Criteria
A maximum of two graduate-level courses from the graduate program may be used for the program, provided that these two courses are completed with a grade of B- or better. The Masters HSEM courses that can be counted towards the BS are HSEM 5540 and HSEM 5570. The six graduate-level credits will count toward meeting the undergraduate and graduate program requirements.
Program Admissions Requirements
There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. HSEM students may complete dual degrees, with a B.A. in Sociology with a Criminology concentration, whereby at the completion, a student will earn two bachelor’s degrees.
The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.
|Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 8||3|
|HSEM 1105||Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management||3|
|HSEM 1125||Leadership and Influence 3||3|
|HSEM 1130||Roots of Terrorism||3|
|HSEM 1160||Emergency Resource Management 3||3|
|HSEM 2210||Homeland Security Emergency Management Exercise Design 3||3|
|HSEM 2260||Emergency Preparedness and Planning 3||3|
|HSEM 2264||Building Resilient Communities and Mitigation 3||3|
|HSEM 2270||Disaster Operations & Response 3||3|
|HSEM 3301||Homeland Security and Emergency Management Overview 1||3|
|HSEM 3310||Integrated Systems and Interface||3|
|HSEM 3315||Risk Analysis and Asset Protection||3|
|HSEM 3335||Cyber Security||3|
|HSEM 4410||Policies, Civil Rights and Leadership||3|
|HSEM 4415||Strategic Planning & Budgeting||3|
|HSEM 4540/5540||Health and Medical Disaster Management||3|
|HSEM 4425||Critical Infrastructure and Business Continuity||3|
|HSEM 4454||Intelligence and Terrorism||3|
|HSEM 4464||Disaster Response and Recovery||3|
|Choose 6 credits from the following: 2,4||6|
|Emerging Technology in Homeland Security Emergency Management|
|Psychology and Social Psychology of Terrorism|
|International Disasters and Humanitarian Aid|
|Crisis Communications and Engagement|
|Threat of Radicalism|
|Successful HSEM Leadership|
Students may be eligible to waive this course if they have earned an Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security and/or Emergency Management.
Students may be eligible to waive up to 3 HSEM elective credits with degrees in a related-field. The following focus areas of degrees qualify as a related-field (other focused degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis): Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure, Fire Service, Public Health, Emergency Medical Services, International Studies, or Computer Science.
HSEM students may complete dual degrees, with a B.A. in Sociology with a Criminology concentration. For dual degrees, HSEM will waive all lower division (1000 and 2000 level) courses, EXCEPT HSEM 1105: Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management and HSEM 1130: Roots of Terrorism. HSEM 3301 may be substituted for HSEM 1105.
HSEM will accept (1) upper-division Sociology-Criminology course for an upper-division HSEM elective course.
|Program Admissions Requirements||0|
|Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)||66|
Recommended General Education Courses
|CHEM 1100||Concepts of Chemistry (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)||4|
|or CHEM 1101||Introduction to Chemistry|
|or CHEM 1111|
| General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|ECON 1100||Economic Issues (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)||3|
|or ECON 2202||Principles of Microeconomics|
|PHIL 1103||Introduction to Ethics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)||3|
|SOC 1101||Introduction to Sociology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)||3|
|MATH 1153||Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies Objective 3)||3|