Bachelor of Science in Homeland and Corporate Security
Your Path Toward a Homeland Security Degree Starts at Athens State.
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About Our Homeland and Corporate Security Program
Threats to national and global security have taken new forms. Today’s security professionals need to be ready for a wide variety of disruptions — from traditional human-made security threats to natural disasters and cyberattacks. Athens State University’s Bachelor of Science in Homeland and Corporate Security understands the modern challenges facing security professionals and has crafted an employer-inspired curriculum that prepares you to analyze, prevent, and potentially respond to security disruptions in whatever form they take.
Leveraging our extensive relationships with local disaster and security agencies, we’ve created a curriculum tailored to the needs of employers. Our faculty members pull from their own professional experience in the field to transform you into a modern security leader who has the interdisciplinary skills to combat threats, whether they’re human-made, natural, or digital. This career-focused, practitioner-influenced approach will give you the practical education you need to quickly succeed in your security career — it’s why 83% of our graduates are employed within a year of graduation and typically see an increase in their annual salaries of up to $16,000.*
Our B.S. in Homeland and Corporate Security can lead to career opportunities such as:
- Federal agent
- Emergency management director
- Law enforcement officer
- Fire inspector
- Security analyst
*according to a 2019-20 economic impact study examining the state of Alabama by Emsi Burning Glass
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Why Choose Athens State for Your Homeland & Corporate Security Degree?
Our homeland security degree is designed with extensive input from local agencies, ensuring you get a career-focused education that meets employer needs.
During your studies, you’ll have a chance to network with active security professionals in the community, giving you an advantage for potential internship and employment opportunities.
Our small class sizes — typically around 18 students — allow you to develop strong relationships with faculty members, many of whom boast real-world experience in local crime labs and with federal agencies such as the FBI.
“I chose to come to Athens State not only because it is my mother’s alma mater but because the university gave me the opportunity to pursue my goals at my own pace, at an affordable price, with all the help and support I needed.”
Individualized Degree Program, 2022
Our Commitment to an Affordable Online Degree
We understand the biggest barrier to completing a degree as a returning learner is often the cost — that’s why we’re so proud to be the most affordable state university for both Alabama and Tennessee students. Whether you’re in state or out of state, our online B.S. in Homeland and Corporate Security costs $241 per credit plus fees. Our tuition is so low that our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.
About Athens State University
Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.