The Homeland Security degree program is designed for students to gain foundational knowledge and skills in order to secure borders, airports, waterways and seaports; prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters; provide counter-terrorism and law enforcement intelligence support; and employ the latest security technology.
This degree is designed to transfer. Additionally, students may choose to take advantage of our dual admissions agreement with New Jersey City University’s National Security Studies Bachelor of Science program, which is offered on both the NJCU and Middlesex College campuses. Experiential credit may be given for veterans or law enforcement officials with extensive training in Homeland Security.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Model successful strategies to effectively evaluate contemporary security challenges facing the U.S. and other industrialized nations.
- Simulate effective interpersonal communication, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
- Analyze the processes leading to effective integration of security and emergency management procedures.
- Summarize the skills and abilities in appropriate leadership roles in emergency management, civil security, and public policy.
- Articulate the basic ethical and legal issues impacting the ability of security professionals to operate effectively in public/private sect
- Diagnose the appropriate policy needs at the local, state, and federal level that reflect evolving strategic initiatives.
- Identify the basic process of collection, analysis, and dissemination of information to address contemporary threats and vulnerabilities.
- Explain inter-agency cooperation in sharing intelligence information.
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Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course. Students also need a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science or in BIO-010 or CHM-010.