B.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 3
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

HSEM 1105Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management3
HSEM 1125Leadership and Influence3
HSEM 1130Roots of Terrorism3
HSEM 1160Emergency Resource Management3
HSEM 2210Homeland Security Emergency Management Exercise Design3
HSEM 2260Emergency Preparedness and Planning3
HSEM 2264Building Resilient Communities and Mitigation3
HSEM 2270Disaster Operations & Response3
HSEM 3301Homeland Security and Emergency Management Overview 13
HSEM 3310Integrated Systems and Interface3
HSEM 3315Risk Analysis and Asset Protection3
HSEM 3335Cyber Security3
HSEM 4410Policies, Civil Rights and Leadership3
HSEM 4415Strategic Planning & Budgeting3
HSEM 4440Health and Medical Disaster Management3
HSEM 4425Critical Infrastructure and Business Continuity3
HSEM 4454Intelligence and Terrorism3
HSEM 4464Disaster Response and Recovery3
HSEM 4494Practicum6
Choose 6 credits from the following: 26
Emerging Technology in Homeland Security Emergency Management
Psychology of Terrorism and Disasters
Crisis Management and Leadership
International Disasters and Humanitarian Aid
Threat of Radicalism
Social Vulnerability Approach
Total Credits66

Students may be eligible to waive up to 24 associate-level HSEM credits with a previously-earned Associate's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 

1Students may be eligible to waive this course if they have earned an Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security and/or Emergency Management.

2Students 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.

Degree Totals

Program Admissions Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)66
Free Electives17
Total Credits120

Recommended General Education Courses

CHEM 1100Concepts of Chemistry (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)4
Introduction to Chemistry (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
ECON 1100Economic Issues (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
Principles of Macroeconomics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)
Principles of Microeconomics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)
PHIL 1103Introduction to Ethics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies Objective 3)3
MATH 1153PStatistical Reasoning Plus (Satisfies Objective 3)4

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)