What will I learn?

This major is designed to prepare students for careers in homeland security and such law-related employers as federal, state, local government and private sector law enforcement and security organizations. The degree readies students for continued academic studies while leading directly into the Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and Military Studies, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.


Students who earn the Associate of Science with a major in Homeland Security will:

  1. Apply the perspectives of Political Science, Criminal Justice and History to demonstrate mastery of Homeland Security.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of key processes in Homeland Security issues and dilemmas.
  3. Make use of critically reflective tools for interpreting pertinent historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects of Homeland Security.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,520.00 per year
USD $14,760 per semester (Fall/Spring); USD $1,230 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,



96813, United States

Online/Distance (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,800.00 per year
USD $14,400 per semester (Fall/Spring). This fee is for 2020-2021 year and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. High school courses: In preparation for undertaking academic studies at the University, it is recommended that applicants have completed at a minimum the following courses: 4 years English; 4 years History or Social Science; 3 years Mathematics; 2 years Science. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

English Language Score:

TOEFL (IBT): Score- 70; TOEFL (ITP): Score- 500; IELTS: Score- 6.0; Cambridge: Score- 169; PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) – 48; ELS Centers: Level- 110; Duolingo: 95. Application Deadline for fall: 15-Jan.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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