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Homeland Security - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Examine the historical and evolving concept of homeland security within the broader political and national security system of the contemporary nation-state.
  • Discuss the strategic, operational, and tactical threats presented by chemical, nuclear, and biological agents, to include agent characteristics and delivery systems.
  • Explain the key administrative and command and control elements of the evolving homeland security relationships among the intelligence community; Department of Homeland Security; interagency processes and institutions; federal, state, and local intergovernmental relations; and a comprehensive U.S. homeland security strategy.
  • Summarize private sector roles, responsibilities, and relationships with public sector entities involved with Homeland security.
  • Recognize the detailed mitigation, planning, response, and recovery phases to and from a homeland security incident.

Homeland Security
Kelly Peterson
Assistant Professor