Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

About This Program:

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program provides foundational knowledge and exposure to the Emergency Management field. Students explore a variety of areas within this discipline, including the four phases of emergency management, terrorism in emergency management, as well as interagency disaster management. This concentration is designed for students seeking entry-level exposure to the emergency management field, as well as for professionals in industries such as fire science, homeland security, and EMT administration who are seeking to bolster their emergency management background. Students enrolling in this degree program must have a criminal justice or emergency management-related AAS degree or have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in  a criminal justice or emergency management-related field.

*** Courses are available online or in a traditional classroom setting. NOTE: All students accepted into GMC’s BAS degree programs also have the option to complete coursework online. ***

What You Will Learn:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment to solve complex problems;
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate intelligence data and information from various domestic and international sources;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical, contemporary, and emerging issues within the field of homeland security;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the constitutional, ethical, and legal principles in the field of homeland security and emergency management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the inter- and intra-agency collaborative relationships between local, state, and federal governments with the Department of Homeland Security;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cybersecurity that includes federal networks, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity governance, cybersecurity threats, and how these threats relate to homeland security;
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.

The BAS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management curriculum includes courses in the following:

Emergency Management Response

Basic Incident Command Systems

Emergency Operations

Disaster and Response Recovery

Developing and Managing Volunteer Resources

Terrorism and Emergency Response

Ethics in Homeland Security

Technology and Cybersecurity

Legal Issues in Homeland Security

Cyber Crime Investigation


Intelligence and Analysis


Politics of Europe/Africa/Middle East and Homeland Security

BAS Course Descriptions

Program Benefits:

The BAS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides coursework in several areas from criminal justice, public safety, crisis management, homeland security, and terrorism prevention. Graduates from this program will gain the knowledge necessary to seek employment in federal or state government agencies, colleges and universities, and the private sector. In addition, this program provides preparation for students wishing to pursue further study in areas related to law, emergency management, or public administration/policy. 

BAS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degree Requirements

Program Costs:

One of GMC's goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates.  We have also extended that goal to our bachelor of applied science degrees. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

Degree Program Coordinator:

Christy Musgrove,

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Programs Division Chair:

Tianna Marynell,