The mission of the Homeland Security/Emergency Services program at Anderson University is to provide students with the foundational academic knowledge required to be proficient practitioners in the field. At the end of the course of study, students should possess the skills to think critically about the issues encountered in Homeland Security and Emergency Services and promote creative and effective solutions to the challenges within their professions, communities, and places of employment. In addition to future careers in Homeland Security or Emergency Services, the program of study will provide a foundation for continuing education in Homeland Security, Emergency Services, Emergency Management and graduate studies programs.
The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security/Emergency Services provides graduates with a basic understanding of various aspects of the Homeland Security and Emergency Services systems and the systems’ component parts. The degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions with local, state and federal government agencies such as local, state, tribal, and federal Emergency Management agencies, Emergency Services organizations (e.g., Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services), Homeland Security/Defense entities, as well as non-governmental and private organizations involved in emergency/disaster management, healthcare system emergency management, and industrial/corporate safety and security.