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     Homeland
   Security Major

         Zach Wexman, Onye Chi-ukpai,
          Daniel Rapcsak, John Jackson




• Prior to the attacks of 9/11, a degree in Homeland
  Security was non-existent.
• The U.S. isn’t only vulnerable to political and
  religious fanatics, but bioterrorist threats as well such
  as Anthrax and other chemical agents.
• Terrorism has decreased the safety level in society,
  but also opened a wide range of careers and
  specialized jobs in homeland security.




    History of the Major




• Added divisions of homeland security to law
  enforcement and government agencies.
• Research: Put aside billions of citizen tax dollars in
  order to develop new forms of protection.
• Homeland Security programs are typically under
  Criminal Justice divisions at Universities that offer
  the major.


   America’s Response to
        Terrorism




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 • Homeland Security focuses/tracks: Border control,
   cyber crime, and blatant terrorist attacks
 • Almost all careers involving Homeland Security
   require at least a bachelor’s degree.
 • Online programs are offered for the field of study.
 • Salary variables: education, location, prior
   experience, and resources of employer


    Required Education for
           Careers




• Several top rated universities in the United States already
  have majors and degrees related to Homeland Security.
• These universities and degrees include:
• Arizona State University (B.A.S. Disaster Management)
• California State University (M.S. Emergency Services
  Administration)
• University of Southern California (Master of Science in
  System Safety and Security)



  Universities that offer a
  Homeland Security Program




• University of Washington (Masters in Strategic Planning
  for Critical Infrastructures)
• Georgetown University (Certificate Homeland Security)
• Oklahoma State University (A.A.S. Emergency
  Management)
• Penn State University (Master’s in Homeland Security)
• Syracuse University (Graduate Certificate in National
  Security)
• Texas A&M University (Master's Degree Program in
  Homeland Security)


Universities that offer a Homeland
Security Program cont.




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• Keep the University of Arizona on the cutting edge of all
  public education institutions
• Add to the funding and prestige of the research program.
• Attract a wider range of students to come study at the
  University of Arizona.
• The University of Arizona produces individuals who are
  specially trained to protect our borders.
• Continue to be better than ASU!



Positives for the
University




• Other classes needed to be added into the curriculum for a
  Homeland Security Major to be offered. Some possible classes
  include:
• Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and
  Policies
• Terrorism: A Systemic Approach for Emergency Preparedness
• Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
• Introduction to Networking
• Homeland Security Organization and Administration
• Networking Security Fundamentals
• Information Warfare and Homeland Security
• Case Studies in Current Homeland Security Issues.

Curriculum of Homeland
Security




• The University of Arizona also offers several classes that
  already relate to a Homeland Security Major:
• POL 419: Governance, Security, State Formation and
  Terrorism
• SOC 414: Sociology of Terrorism
• PSY 368: Psychology of Terrorism
• PA 561A: Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Security
  Spring
• PADV 579: Intelligence and US National Security



Relevant Classes Already at the
University of Arizona




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• Nearly two thirds of students polled believe the University should
offer a Homeland Security Program.
Since 2001, the U.S. federal government has put devoted over
$130 billion on strategies relating to Homeland Security.
• There has been a high amount of funding because the demands
for jobs in the field are only going up with time.
• Starting salaries for this career will vary based on education,
location, prior experience, and resources of employer. Students
graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security can
expect a starting salary around $40,000 annually.
• The percentages of students right out of college getting
employed in a security career are much higher than the average
college graduates.


Statistics




•   Transportation Security Administration
•   The United States Capitol Police
•   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
•   The United States Coast Guard
•   The United States Customs Services
•   The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
•   The United States Marshals Service and Federal
    Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)



Potential Jobs Arenas




• Students who graduate with a Homeland Security Major will:
• Learn the “who, what, and where” of America’s most imminent
security threats.
• Discover how to better protect America’s borders, with an
emphasis on the Southern Border with Mexico.
• Be trained in efficient and effective ways to manage towns and
cities in times of emergency.
• Learn how to effectively plan for natural disasters in the United
States and discover how to efficiently serve those same areas
after a disaster.
• Become educated in international security threats, particularly
that of Middle Eastern terrorism.
• Graduate with the skills and knowledge to serve as leaders in
the Homeland Security Industry.

Goals of the
Homeland Security Major




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