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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Homeland Security Minor (HLS)

Penn State Harrisburg - Program Coordinator, Dr. Alexander Siedschlag
Penn State World Campus

The Homeland Security minor provides for development of familiarity with homeland security and defense issues, including emergency management, homeland security policy, and the structure of homeland security operations. Students will come to understand the "all hazards" approach to homeland security and defense. Students will be able to develop familiarity with such aspects of homeland security and defense as emergency management, security administration, border security, and critical infrastructure through taking elective courses. Recipients of the minor would be positioned to enter the work force in entry level positions or to prepare for transition to graduate school.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses for the minor. At least six credits must be at the 400 level.

Scheduling recommendation by semester standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (9 credits)
PUBPL 201(3) (Sem 2-5)
PLSC/CRIMJ 439(3), PUBPL 483(3) (Sem 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from among the following: CRIMJ 304(3), CRIMJ 435(3), PUBPL 306(3), PUBPL 475(3) (Course substitution possible with permission of advisor) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-041

Review Date: 04/12/2011

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