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What will I learn?

Available on both the Manchester and Durham campuses, our homeland security program gives you the tools to defend, protect, act and react to threats small and large, from bioterrorism to data breaches to natural disasters.

From terrorism and natural disasters to immigration, data security, climate change, corporate security and national security intelligence, pandemic response and community resilience—today’s threat environment is complex and dynamic. Students in the homeland security (HLS) program build the analytical, decision making, technical and strategic skills central to ensuring security for agencies, organizations and the nation. This broad, interdisciplinary field requires professionals who possess critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and communication skills. At UNH, HLS students are empowered to identify and address challenges of national and international significance, and to pursue diverse and rewarding careers in the public and private sectors.


Fully available on both the Manchester and Durham campuses, the HLS program prepares you with a wide set of skills including leadership, decision making, strategic planning, emergency management, cybersecurity best practices, open source intelligence production and risk assessment, professional writing and public speaking. Our program offers substantive interdisciplinary flexibility where students can combine a B.S. in HLS with a dual degree, double major or two minors or an associate degree. Students earn a competitive advantage through real-world learning in the classroom, and internship and capstone experiences. Rigorous academic study combined with experiential learning by subject matter experts from across the nation gives students unique skill sets that are directly relevant to employers.


Corporate security
Critical infrastructure protection
Cybersecurity and information security
Emergency management
Environmental security
Intelligence community
Law enforcement (local/state/federal)
Law school or legal support functions
Military service
National security policy/analysis
Risk management


Conduct research and work collaboratively to deliver professional, written papers, presentations, and briefs.
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary or emergent threats, challenges or issues including natural manmade and technological hazards.
Apply knowledge and tools gained throughout the HLS program to complete a capstone project.
Complete an internship in HLS (or a senior thesis in HLS).
Recognize the concepts of ethics and professionalism in the homeland security enterprise.

Which department am I in?

University of New Hampshire

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,010.00 per year
Application deadline

15 November 2022

Start date

24 January 2023, 28 August 2023


Manchester Campus

88 Commercial Street,


New Hampshire,

03101, United States

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,430.00 per year
Application deadline

15 October 2022, 15 November 2022

Start date

24 January 2023, 28 August 2023


University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street,


New Hampshire,

03824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is based upon successful completion of a strong secondary school program of college preparatory coursework. Primary consideration is given to the academic record, as demonstrated by the quality of the candidate's secondary school course selections, achievement in their secondary school courses and recommendation. Consideration is also given to character, initiative, leadership, and special talents.

For international students

Each student must have their official high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

English Language Score:

Minimum TOEFL score is 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version); recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5; recommend Duolingo score is 105 or higher.

Application Deadlines: Spring Semester: November 15; Fall Semester: Nov 15, Regular Decision: Deadline extended! July 1 .

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


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