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NOTE: This program is not accepting new students as of fall 2020.

Pursue professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist.

Corporate and Homeland Security Overview

Protect our national infrastructure from terrorism and other criminal threats . . .

Learn what you need to be successful in an expanding and dynamic field playing a role in virtually every business and government field. Mercy College's Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate and Homeland Security Management is a 4-year degree offered through the School of Business. It is the first undergraduate degree of its kind, designed to provide a comprehensive background for students interested in pursuing professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist. 

This degree provide a comprehensive background for students interested in pursuing professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek positions such as: public safety (Police/Fire/EMS), criminal justice, emergency management, federal law enforcement, government service (local, state, federal), cybersecurity, national security intelligence, U.S. defense and armed forces, and corporate security.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this degree unique to other Homeland Security degrees?

It’s multidisciplinary. Which means it offers courses in business and security concepts.

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Explain general emergency management, business management, and budgetary principles, as they relate to private and public sector security operations and disaster preparedness

  • Describe the social, economic, and legal aspects of corporate and homeland security management in today’s complex world.

  • Conduct a risk assessment and analyze the threat of terrorism on business both domestically and globally

  • Apply mitigation and preparedness skills in response to natural and manmade disasters

  • Articulate the role of the National Incident Management System in collaborating and integrating resources to respond to, manage, and recover from national emergencies

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits

ECON 230 is a prerequisite for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements


Major Concentration—Core: 21 Credits
Concentration Courses: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 21 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

 

 

Corporate and Homeland Security Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Corporate and Homeland Security must complete:

  • CHSC 120 Investigative Tech & Reporting
  • CHSC 140 Intro to Homeland Security, Public Safety and Terrorism
  • CHSC 235 Foundations Risk Management
  • CHSC 245 Legal Aspects Security Mgmt
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt

 

Corporate and Homeland Security *

  • CHSC 315 Terrorism
  • CHSC 350 Security Crisis Management
  • CHSC 435 Advanced Risk Management
  • CHSC 445 Hmlnd Dfns Struc/Nat Incd Mgmt
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
  • SOCL 255 Managing Human Conflict I

 

Open Electives

Any seven courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Corporate and Homeland Security, which must be satisfied by Corporate and Homeland Security (CHSC) courses.