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Homeland Security

Border Patrol and So Much More

A career with creds

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed from 22 other federal agencies in 2002 in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?    

You’re probably familiar with the DHS’ most visible presence: at the final checkpoint in the airport before your reach the boarding gate, peace of mind and carry-on luggage intact. 

Homeland Security does so much more:

  • Intercepts and analyzes terrorist communications
  • Combats human trafficking
  • Defends against cyber-attacks
  • Responds to natural and human-made disasters – at the nation’s borders and everywhere outside of and in between

It doesn’t matter whether you decide to join the DHS, another government agency or private enterprise, you’ll be in excellent company as a homeland security specialist.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

Learn from security experts

In our program, you’ll learn from homeland security professionals who’ve served in various agencies across the law enforcement and security spectrum.

Sharing from their own experience, they’ll teach you about:

  • Emergency management
  • Multiagency disaster response
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Border and transportation security
  • Economic, political and cultural aspects of terrorism

Ready to roll?

Professor Samantha Bowlin, program advisor, is ready to hear from you! Contact her at 586.286.2159.

Skills that travel well

Our program leads to an associate of applied science degree and credits earned transfer to four-year colleges and universities if you decide to earn a bachelor’s degree, required for some DHS positions.

Career opportunities with an associate degree are many and include law enforcement, private investigation and, of course, immigration and customs inspection with the DHS. 

And the skills you’re learning will travel well if you want to relocate.  

Take a look below at the positions available and the salaries you can expect to earn.

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