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Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in
Border and Homeland Security

120 semester hours

The Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in Border and Homeland Security degree is meant to increase students’ awareness and understanding of current issues in border security within the wider realm of Homeland Security. The courses will increase the students’ critical thinking and analytic skills across the diverse fields of homeland security, criminal justice, emergency management and associated legal issues. 

Students who have completed their CCAF degree should follow the Bachelor of Border Security (B.B.S.) Degree Plan.

Delivery Method

This degree is offered completely online and in a hybrid (online and on-campus) format.  

Academic Major
  Hours

Border Security 3301, 3340, 4330, 4351, 4354, 4389

18

Border Security (advanced)

12

Cultural Competence 3310, 3312

6

Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis 3310, 3320

6
Other Requirements
  Hours

Communication 2301

3

Creative Arts:
Art 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302,
Honors 2302,
Music 1341, 1342, 1351, 1376,
Theatre 1311

3

Cultural Competence 2323

3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1
History 1301, 1302 6

Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1401, 1411,
Geography 2301/2101,
Geology 1401, 1402,
Physical Science 1301/1101, 1302/1102,
Physics 1301/1101, 1302/1102

8

Mathematics 1332, 1333

3

Political Science 2301, 2302

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 1331,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 1303, 2301,
Sociology 1303, 2301

3
Minor 18
Electives 18