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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security [8003] ‡

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Bachelor of Applied Science

(120 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Barry Puett
941-752-5656 Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65656 Venice

Program Description and Goal

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Program provides associate degree graduates in areas such as law enforcement, paralegal, fire science and emergency management with an educational pathway that leads to a bachelor’s degree with workforce skills that are based on the needs of the U.S. government as well as the needs of the private sector. Coursework includes the areas of crisis and disaster issues, public safety, homeland security, management and terrorism prevention. Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in the federal or state government, colleges and universities, and the private sector. In addition, the Homeland Security Program is ideal preparation for further study in graduate school for programs in law, emergency management or public policy.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Program include:

  1. A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
  2. Completion of 45 semester hours. Included in this must be ENC 1101  and MAT 1033  (or a course at that same or higher level).
  3. Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the required 42 credit hours of electives.


  • Fire science, criminal justice and emergency medical services degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities
  • Any A.A. designated elective courses over and above the A.A. general education requirements
  • Any B.A.S. courses from the following list:

Foreign Language Requirement:

Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by:

  • successful completion of two years of a single foreign language while in high school (official high school transcripts must be submitted to educational records), or
  • successful completion of two semesters (6-8 credit hours) of a single foreign language in college (or through corresponding College Level Examination Program CLEP exams), or
  • validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.


Separate Application

‡ Degrees/programs will require a separate application and acceptance notification from the specific department before enrollment in the desired program.

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