Program Mission Statement:
NSU's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program program is built on the existing body of knowledge in homeland security and emergency management as well as current and developing research, with an emphasis on lessening the impacts of disasters on our most vulnerable citizens. The program prepares students for public and private sector positions in this growing field.
Our program uses an interdisciplinary approach, preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to leverage and coordinate the full range of capacity and resources to improve outcomes in a disaster – whether natural or human-caused. The program offers students knowledge specific to different types and causes of disaster, lessons from past disasters, and both comprehensive and hazard-specific practices that lead to effective prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Homeland Security program is the only bachelor’s degree program in homeland security and/or emergency management in the state of Oklahoma.