Bachelor of Science in Homeland and Corporate Security

Career-Focused Degrees for Career-Ready Students

Apply By: 4/19/2021

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About the Online BS in Homeland and Corporate Security

Major disasters, whether human-made or natural, seem to happen all too frequently. We need homeland security professionals who are prepared to prevent potential disasters before they ever occur. Athens State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Homeland and Corporate Security can prepare you to be a homeland security professional and protect your community.

With a curriculum that blends elements of homeland security, disaster preparedness, and corporate security, the BS in Homeland and Corporate Security transforms students into well-rounded security professionals who practice the research-backed techniques that mitigate disasters or major crimes. Students can choose to concentrate in homeland security — focusing on terrorism, illegal trafficking, and global security — or corporate security — studying surveillance, business resilience planning, and workplace security.

Affordable Tuition

The cost per credit varies by state and degree modality.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

Online Tuition, In-State or Out-of-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, In-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, Out-of-State: $450 per credit hour

Support You Can Count On


80% of Athens State alumni are employed in Alabama within one year after graduating.

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of using their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Athens State is the most affordable state school in Alabama and Tennessee.


Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with almost 200 years of academic excellence.

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the the on-campus, hybrid, or online BS in Homeland and Corporate Security program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252-3216.

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Homeland and Corporate Security Careers

Communities large and small need security experts to safeguard them. Lately, however, a greater need has arisen for professionals who can protect corporations too. Athens State will prepare you for careers in either field.

Our BS in Homeland and Corporate Security can lead to career opportunities such as:

  • Federal agent
  • Emergency management director
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Fire inspector
  • Security analyst

Fill out the form below to find out more about Athens State University’s transfer-friendly homeland security program.