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The Homeland Security Minor provides students with insight about domestic and international terrorism that threatens our nation daily. Interrelated topics include intelligence gathering, global threats, and terrorist groups, that dominate 21st Century law enforcement concerns on the local, state, and federal level, and are critically important to our communities and nation.
This curriculum provides a scholarly approach to the study of homeland security; and further, incorporates the real-world experience of federal agents, state law enforcement officers, local police and sheriffs, and the role of the military forces, that collectively, strive toward the prevention of future terrorist threats on the homeland and abroad. This minor will provide students with knowledge, and a cutting-edge understanding of homeland security, terrorism, intelligence, and their interrelationship as an ever present national and international threat.
The Homeland Security minor requires 18–19 credit hours made up of both required and elective courses. This program provides insight into nature and complexity of current national and international public safety issues, and emphasizes the critical need for all law enforcement levels of communication and cooperation to address evolving transnational crime. Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses, and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the opens in a new windowAcademic Catalog.
Graduates of this program can serve in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Specific careers in Homeland Security have been established since 9/11 in the United States Secret Service, and other offices of the federal government specifically charged with the constant protection of the nation. The United States Department of Justice and North Carolina Department of Justice, as well as other states, offer career specialization in homeland security with the focus on domestic and international threats of terrorism. Graduates with this coursework have been hired in all levels of law enforcement, and have been accepted to graduate study programs at prestigious universities.
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