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Earn Your BA in Homeland Security Online

The 9/11 terrorist attacks triggered swift and decisive action to protect our nation and the safety of citizens and communities. Gain foundational knowledge in U.S. homeland security strategy by earning your homeland security degree online from American Public University (APU). With a strong military heritage, APU is uniquely positioned to offer this bachelor’s degree in homeland security to support those committed to the safeguarding of our nation.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Comprehensive Curriculum

APU’s homeland security major deeply examines essential topics, such as critical infrastructure protection, defense, border security, intelligence, interagency and intergovernmental relations, and legal and ethical issues.

Purposeful Learning

To help you achieve your learning goals, you have an opportunity to explore subjects like emergency planning, risk communications, terrorism, cyber crime and cyber warfare, counterintelligence, and maritime law.

A Leading Authority

Homeland security is one of APU’s flagship disciplines, and the University’s close ties with agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security keep our curriculum on the cutting edge.

Expert Insight

Your learning is enriched by the real-world experience faculty share from their professional roles with government agencies, the military, defense, and law enforcement.

Collaborative Community

Learn alongside working professional student peers representing the military, government, intelligence, security, defense, and healthcare, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement.

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