Courses Offered

Students must complete 30 units of coursework in an officially approved program of study while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program and no less than a C grade in each course (each course is 3 units). Click red course links for more information:

 Core Courses  (choose all)

HSEC 601: Seminar in Homeland Security FALL

HSEC 602: Homeland Security Science & Technology FALL

HSEC 603: Emergency Preparedness & Response SPRING

HSEC 604: Law, Society, and Homeland Security SPRING

 HSEC Electives  (choose two)
 Non-HSEC Elective  (choose one, main campus only)

  • CJ 520: Prosecutorial Function
  • CJ 570: Organized Crime
  • SOC 743: Crime and Justice Theory
  • JMS 590: Crisis Communication Proj Mgmt
  • MIS 691: Decision Support Systems
  • MIS 696: Scientific Inquiry and Business Research
  • MIS 755: IS Security Systems
  • MIS 752: Global Supply Chain Management
  • RWS 640: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
  • LATAM 550: US-Mexico Border Perspectives
 Required Activities  (choose all)

HSEC 695: Practicum (Internship/Work Experience)

HSEC 797: Study Abroad (requires approval and written consent)

 Thesis or Project

Planning Meeting (scheduled with directors)

Thesis/Project Writing (1-2 semesters)

HSEC 798: Thesis Research (or special studies as directed)

HSEC 799A: Thesis (Plan A) (traditional published work)

HSEC 790: Project (Plan B) (unpublished presentation)

HSEC 799B: Time Extension (for Thesis or Project)

Graduation (pending acceptance)

 Course Planner

Imperial Valley students (HSEC-IV) belong to a cohort with a pre-defined course schedule. Main campus students can select their own course plan (below).

Imperial Valley pre-defined plan

Fall Spring Summer
HSEC 601 HSEC 603 Study Abroad
HSEC 602 HSEC 604  

And in the second academic year:

Fall Spring Summer
Cyber Warfare Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement Practicum
HSEC Ethics Thesis Research Thesis Writing

Drag course links (left) and drop into semester slots below.
Click or tap on a course to remove from semester. Most students take 2-3 courses per semester; four is discouraged.

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Fall 2024 Spring 2025 Summer 2025

Fall 2025 Spring 2026 Summer 2026