The Call to Prepare, Respond, and Lead
When disaster strikes, it takes highly skilled, well-trained personnel to implement plans, manage resources, and get aid to where it’s needed most. A bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency preparation from Concordia University-Portland provides leadership in emergency training and will give you the critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills you need for careers in TSA, border patrol, Secret Service, maritime security, Coast Guard, FEMA, and more. In addition to emergency training, this degree will also make you a viable candidate for careers in public health, risk management, cyber security, and intelligence.
This timely and relevant program is offered in a highly flexible format that combines online and on-campus courses delivered in eight-week cycles. You will also spend time in the field as an intern with public agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations. And a state-of-the-art simulator — the biggest and most advanced of its kind on the west coast — puts you in the center of the action by letting you experience security events and disasters first-hand, gaining crucial leadership capabilities.
"As a veteran and someone interested in public safety, I enrolled in Concordia’s Homeland Security program because the instructors have experience in the field in addition to their academic credentials. The coursework is informative and intellectually challenging, and the instructors are always ready to help."
– Pat Dean, Student