Homeland Security

Develop the skills and abilities needed to identify, mitigate and respond to domestic security and terrorism threats.

At Park University, our Homeland Security minor is designed for students interested in advancing their careers while helping to address and respond to domestic and international homeland security issues.

A Homeland Security minor can enhance a degree in a related field and allow you to gain expertise in a specialized area without committing to a homeland security degree program. Should you decide you want a more immersive focus in the homeland security field, you can always pursue your degree in homeland security.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Parkville


Dr. James Vanderleeuw

Department Chair and Director, HSPA, Department of Politics & Administration
Professor of Public Administration

Eugene Matthews

Dr. Eugene Matthews

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Greg Plumb

W. Gregory Plumb

Professor of Criminal Justice

Gain integrated knowledge in security, terrorism and emergency management.

Students in the Homeland Security program acquire the capability to develop practical solutions in managing natural and man-made threats and emergency events. When you study homeland security, you will become equipped to assist federal emergency management organizations in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities associated with both threats and emergencies. Your expertise can make an impact in a number of homeland security career paths — from law enforcement to cybersecurity to federal-level emergency services and more.


Our programs are designed to help you prepare for careers in the following agencies:

  • The Transportation Security Administration
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Homeland Security Minor

As you pursue this homeland security minor, you’ll study the geography of terrorism, current homeland security issues and strategies, and the management and preparedness techniques necessary to respond to those issues while providing security and guidance to U.S. citizens.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.