Students who have been admitted to the University and declare a major in Homeland Security are enrolled in the Pre-Homeland Security Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Homeland Security Program does not guarantee admission to the B.S. in Homeland Security. Pre-Homeland Security Program students are accepted each semester.
Students enrolled in the Pre-Homeland Security Program and desiring admission to the B.S. in Homeland Security major, must have completed a minimum of 45 total credits and have a 2.5 minimum EKU GPA, including completion of the lower-division courses of HLS 101, 201, 210, and 225. The lower-division courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. B.S. in Homeland Security students are accepted each semester. Students seeking admission to the B.S. in Homeland Security must submit the EKU Change of Major Form to the Homeland Security program coordinator with a DegreeWorks audit attached.
Students admitted to the B.S. in Homeland Security must maintain a 2.5 minimum EKU GPA. Students falling below the minimum GPA will be placed in academic probation for one semester. If after one semester in academic probation the student does not regain the 2.5 minimum EKU GPA, they will be withdrawn from the major. Students withdrawn from the major due to an EKU GPA lower than 2.5 are not eligible for readmission to the B.S. in Homeland Security.
UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education: 36 hours
Student Success Seminar: 1 hour
(JSO 100; waived for transfers with 30+ hrs)
Wellness: 3 hours
Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
ACCT - Homeland Security majors will fulfill ACCT with HLS 495.
(Credit hours are incorporated into major requirements below.)
Total Hours University Graduation Requirements: 40 hours
Core Courses: 39 hours
HLS 101, 201, 210, 225, 301, 320, 321W, 391, 401, 441, 451, 461, 495.
HLS Elective Courses: 6 hours
Select 6 hours from HLS upper diision electives.
Supporting Courses: 15-17 hours
ᴳElement 4: BIO 100, 101, CHE 101/101L(4), PHY 101, or 131(5); EES 250 (ᴳElement 1C), EMC 450, FSE 310, GEO 210 (ᴳElement 4), 353, and HIS 203 (ᴳElement 5A); PLS 375 or POL 415; POL 100 (ᴳElement 5B) or 101 (ᴳElement 5B); PSY 200 (ᴳElement 5B) or 200W (ᴳElement 5B); STA 215 (ᴳElement 2).
ᴳ = Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above. A maximum of 6 cr. hrs. will count toward Element 4. A maximum of 3 cr. hrs. will count toward Element 5B.
Free Electives 18-20 hours
TOTAL HOURS TO COMPLETE DEGREE 120 hours
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