Available on both the Manchester and Durham campuses, our homeland security program gives you the tools to defend, protect, act and react to threats small and large, from bioterrorism to data breaches to natural disasters.
WHAT IS HOMELAND SECURITY?
From political violence and terrorism to natural disasters and climate change, today’s homeland security enterprise (HLS) is complex, dynamic, and relevant to most realms of human existence. Today's HLS incorporates issues such as community-level human security, data security, cybersecurity, climate change, crisis-related migration, pandemic preparedness, disaster resilience, corporate/private sector security and national security intelligence - just to name a few.
Students in the UNH homeland security program build the analytical, decision making, technical and strategic skills to create and sustain more resilient organizations and communities and a more secure nation. This broad, interdisciplinary field requires professionals who possess critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and communication skills. At UNH, HLS students are empowered to identify and address challenges of national and international significance and to pursue diverse and rewarding careers in the public and private sectors.
WHY STUDY HOMELAND SECURITY AT UNH?
Fully available on both the Manchester and Durham campuses, the HLS program prepares you with a wide array of skills and best practices in leadership, decision making, strategic planning, emergency management, cybersecurity, open-source intelligence production and risk assessment, professional writing and public speaking. Our nationally recognized program offers substantive interdisciplinary flexibility and career-specific preparation because all HLS majors combine a B.S. in HLS with a dual or double major, 2 minors or an associate degree. Students earn a competitive advantage through their degree combination and real-world learning in both the classroom and the field through our internship and capstone experiences. Rigorous academic study combined with experiential learning by subject matter experts from across the nation gives students unique skill sets that are directly relevant to employers.
POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS
- Civil or foreign service (U.S. State Department)
- Corporate or sports security
- Criminology or justice studies
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Cybersecurity and information security
- Emergency management, resilience, and preparedness
- Environmental security
- Forensics (biological or digital)
- Intelligence collection/analysis and/or national security policy/analysis
- Law enforcement (Local, State or Federal)
- Law school or legal support functions
- Military service
- Risk management and asset protection