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Homeland Security

Associate of Arts Degree

This program is designed to provide students with a  comprehensive overview of the Department of Homeland Security, its agencies, laws, authorities and actions. Courses focus on Homeland Security Law and on domestic, international, biological, agricultural and cyber terrorism. Students will learn skills and knowledge needed to support the homeland security mission of preventing terrorist attacks within the United States; reducing the United States’ vulnerability to terrorism; minimizing damage and assisting in recovery of occurring terrorist attacks; acting as a focal point regarding crises and emergency planning; and monitoring connections between illegal drug trafficking and terrorism.

Course Credits
Intro to Homeland Security 3
Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism 3
Homeland Security & First Responders 3
Overview of Homeland Security Law 3
Politics & Terrorism 3

Student must complete 11 credits from the following:

Course Credits
School Safety 3
Homeland Security & Critical 3
Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
Religion, Extremism & Violence 3
History of Islam 3
World Religion 3
Ethnic Conflict & Genocide 3

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
Arts 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Humanitites 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1


Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1