Wichita State is unveiling a new online degree for students interested in Homeland Security. The degree was approved Wednesday, Dec. 20, by the Kansas Board of Regents, making WSU the only Regents university to offer a bachelor’s in Homeland Security.
The program will provide a broad overview of Homeland Security and give students and law enforcement knowledge of the operations behind the job. This degree intertwines with WSU’s criminal justice degree as well, creating opportunities in a number of different fields.
“There are just so many jobs you can get with this major,” says Michael Birzer, professor of criminal justice. “Students can work in federal law, Homeland Security, private and public security – you name it.”
The Homeland Security program is four year degree, but students never have to set foot on campus. All 120 credit hours, including the 36 to 50 Homeland Security hours, can be completed online.
“We’re excited to have a completely online Homeland Security program here at WSU,” says Mark Porcaro, executive director of Online Learning. “There aren’t very many of these types of programs in the nation, so it will help WSU stand out.”