What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Homeland Security and Emergency Management, A.S.

What is Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

The fields of homeland security and emergency management employ an extensive variety of security and safety professionals, as well as those trained in coordinating, managing and delivering resources in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks and other tragedies.

Why Study Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

The safety and security of the United States and its citizens have received increased attention in recent years because of increased terroristic threats and attacks. Homeland security and emergency management occupations can be found in many governmental services and agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Coast Guard, the Transportation and Safety Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Positions range from police officers and firefighters to airport security officials, telecommunications specialists and editorial assistants. In Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Port of Savannah, private corporations, along with natural disasters, are just a couple of the entities and events in which homeland security and emergency management needs arise.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management, A.S.

What is Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

The fields of homeland security and emergency management employ an extensive variety of security and safety professionals, as well as those trained in coordinating, managing and delivering resources in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks and other tragedies.

Why Study Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

The safety and security of the United States and its citizens have received increased attention in recent years because of increased terroristic threats and attacks. Homeland security and emergency management occupations can be found in many governmental services and agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Coast Guard, the Transportation and Safety Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Positions range from police officers and firefighters to airport security officials, telecommunications specialists and editorial assistants. In Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Port of Savannah, private corporations, along with natural disasters, are just a couple of the entities and events in which homeland security and emergency management needs arise.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

A degree in criminal justice can lead to employment in the following fields:

    • ·
      • Asylum officer
      • Immigration officer
      • Border Patrol agent
      • Import specialist
      • Federal coordinating officer
      • Program specialist (fire; national security; response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation)
      • Law enforcement specialist (instruction)
      • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention and Deportation officer
      • Police officer
      • Immigration enforcement agent
      • Security specialist
      • Protective security adviser
      • Intelligence operations specialist
    • ·
      • Information technology specialist (information security)
      • Security specialist
      • Telecommunications specialist
      • Biological scientist
      • Chemist
      • Computer scientist
      • Engineer
      • Physicist
      • Human resources specialist
      • Policy analyst
      • Criminal investigator
      • Intelligence operations specialist
      • Program and management analyst
      • Transportation security screener
      • Contract specialist

For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9057 Homeland Security and Emergency Management Pathway

Associate of Arts, Pathway – Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

Area D:

  • Recommended courses: MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3) or CSC 1010 Computers and Applications (3)

Area E:

  • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3) is required in Area F. A different course should be taken in Area E

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Required courses (15):
    • HSEM 1101 Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management (3)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    • World Language 3-semester sequence from the 1002 level (9)
  2. Select one from the following to complete 18 hours in Area F (3):
    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    • CRJU 2110 Policing in America (3)
    • CSC 1301 Principles of Computer Science I (3)
    • CSC 1302 Principles of Computer Science II (3)
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ENVS 1401 Environmental Science (3) and Environmental Science Lab (1)
    • FRSC 2100 Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
    • HIST 1200 Introduction to the Middle East (1800 to the Present) (3)
    • HSEM 2125 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (3)
    • HSEM 2136 Transportation and Border Security (3)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3)
    • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 2030 Introduction to Ethics (3)
    • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science(3)
    • PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology(3)
    • PSYC 2621 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology(3)
    • RELS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3)
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3)

Special Note: All students pursuing an Associate of Arts, Pathway – Homeland Security must comply with each state’s criminal background check requirements in order to work in the field. Students unwilling or unable to take and pass a criminal background check should not pursue this degree at Perimeter College.

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John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
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770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant
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770-274-5588

Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science
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678-240-6037

Clarkston Campus

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678-891-3289

Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant
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678-891-3368

Decatur Campus

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kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

Donna McLean, Administrative Assistant
dmclean@gsu.edu
678-891-2613

Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

Online

Ursula Thomas, Associate Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
Uthomas3@gsu.edu
770-274-5408

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