An online homeland security degree enhances your knowledge of emergency management, disaster recovery, and government administration. In this program, you’ll:

  • Prepare to take your CompTIA Network+ and ISC2 certification exams
  • Develop a disaster recovery plan for an organization
  • Explain and develop a business continuity plan that addresses unanticipated events
  • Compare the different ISS policies associated with incident response teams (IRT)
  • Describe the foundations of homeland security and emergency management
  • Understand border security and immigration issues
  • Compare homeland security agencies at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Explore the various types and practices of cybercrime
  • Describe and apply the 14 areas of common practice in the Department of Homeland Security Essential Body of Knowledge
  • Identify strategic security management issues in cyber security planning and response


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  • CIS 359 - Disaster Recovery Management

    Get a foundation in disaster recovery and incident response in computing environments. Learn to prepare a disaster recovery plan, assess risk and develop policies and procedures. Topics include contingency planning, business continuity and crisis management.

  • CIS 462 - Security Strategy and Policy

    Students can take either CIS 438 OR 462


    Discuss the cyber security policies created to protect and maintain a computing network, such as password policy, e-mail policy and Internet policy. Students are presented with a comprehensive view of information and online security policies, frameworks and issues related to organizational behavior and crisis management. Topics also include governance, regulation, mandates, business drivers and legal considerations when implementing security policies and frameworks.

  • SEC 310 - Homeland Security Organization and Administration

    Examine the organization and practice of the Department of Homeland Security and the terrorist threats that dictate its operations. Topics include foundations of homeland security, terrorism, countermeasures and response to terrorist threats.

  • SEC 402 - Cyber Security

    Explore the practices and framework designed to ensure cyber security. Students will explore the areas of common practice in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Essential Body of Knowledge. Topics include the various roles, functions and competencies within the cyber security domain to mitigate risks and secure organizational assets.


  • CIS 210 - Systems Analysis and Development

    This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Students will acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 336 - Enterprise Architecture

    Explore the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. Topics include frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis and emerging technologies.

  • CIS 348 - Information Technology Project Management

    Examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information technology projects in accordance with the Project Management Institutes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Focus on the methodology and project management software for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing technology projects. Topics include various types of technologies to support group collaboration and the use of resources from within the firm as well as contracted from outside the organization.

  • CIS 349 - Information Technology Audit and Control

    Cover the principles, approaches and methodologies in auditing information systems to ensure the processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions especially in the context of information systems security (ISS). Topics include the processes used to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data, an explanation of compliancy laws, and the process and legal requirements for conducting IT infrastructure compliance audits.

  • CIS 499 - Information Systems Capstone

    Take a senior management approach to examine issues in managing the information systems function in organizations and how information systems integrate, support and enable various types of organizational capabilities. Topics include developing an intellectual framework to critically assess existing information systems infrastructures, emerging technologies and how enabling technologies affect organizational strategy.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

    Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.


Defending the United States from outside threats used to seem a lot easier. “One if by land, two if by sea” doesn’t work when danger is more likely to appear in the cloud than on the horizon.


Protect our country from those who’d wreak havoc on our information systems with an online homeland security bachelor’s degree from Strayer University.


Strayer’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems concentration in Homeland Security management provides students like you with the framework you will need to 

understand how disaster recovery, crisis management, and incident response apply to the information environment.


You’ll review cybersecurity policies designed to protect networks, and develop a richer appreciation of the role that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plays in the fight against international and domestic terrorism.


America’s safety and prosperity depends on data security. You’ll be ready to fill the breach after you earn your online homeland security bachelor's degree from Strayer.



Each Bachelor of Science in Information Systems concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Information Systems concentrations.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems


U.S. Military Affiliation

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