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What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security?

Homeland SecurityIn response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government created a new cabinet-level department called the Department of Homeland Security. In the years since, Homeland Security has become a major career field in both the public and private sectors. In fact, you can now earn a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security from Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

What kind of job might you get with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security? Here are some examples:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security — With offices throughout the United States, the Department of Homeland Security employs more than 230,000 workers at various levels, making it one of the largest federal agencies.[1] Specific job categories include air marshals, program analysts, Coast Guard officers, etc. While many of these positions require special training, a bachelor’s degree is often a prerequisite for employee consideration.

Other Federal Agencies — Security-type jobs at other federal agencies can range from airport security agents through the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to border guards employed by the U.S. Border Patrol. Again, having a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security may qualify for your consideration for such a career.

Private Security — Private security firms have grown in both number and size over the past decade.[2] Specific jobs range from security analysts and consultants to security guards and specialists in information security.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree Online

You can earn your bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security through Everest University Online. This flexible four-year program may be perfect for working adults or people with family obligations that make going to a traditional “brick and mortar” college difficult.

The Homeland Security program includes courses in:

  • Civil and criminal justice
  • Emergency planning and security measures
  • Security: Principles, planning and procedures of safety
  • Tactical communications
  • Domestic and international terrorism
  • Emergency medical services and fire operations
  • Business and ethics for security specialists

In addition, Everest’s Career Services department provides graduates with help in preparing resumes, rehearsing for job interviews and finding local employment opportunities.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information on the bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security program and other degree programs available from Everest University Online, contact us today!

[1] U.S. Department of Homeland Security website (
[2] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Published May 2009.

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