Founded in response to the 9-11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is the largest federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security is designed to provide an in-depth background related to Department of Homeland Security practices. Waldorf’s B.A. program focuses on strategies to protect the American homeland, including prevention, planning, and response measures related to terrorist threats.

Cybersecurity Concentration

Waldorf’s Cybersecurity concentration offers a diverse mix of introductory courses that will teach you how to identify vulnerabilities, implement frameworks for incident prevention, detect intrusions, apply countermeasures, safeguard data and much more. This degree is perfect for analytical-minded students who want to explore those areas while also receiving opportunities to refine the hands-on security skills that every business is looking for.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

This program is available online only.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major/Core Requirements
Requirements Credit Hours
Major Requirements 60
Courses Required for Major 30
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 18
Core Requirements 60
Grand Total: 120
Cybersecurity Concentration Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
HLS 3010 Homeland Security and Cyber Threats 3
Additional Cybersecurity Courses 9
CYB 3301 Security Application Development 3
CYB 3302 Advanced Information Security 3
CYB 4301 Cyber Security and Crime 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 12

*Choose the remaining 9 credits from any additional Cybersecurity courses offered at Waldorf. Provided are examples of courses that may be selected.