A degree in homeland security will allow students to pursue careers in cyber security, bomb squad, or monitoring terrorist activity. The skills learned will prepare students for emergency situations, gathering information, and creating emergency evacuation plans if needed. Many students who earn this degree already work in law enforcement, but want to gain more knowledge in protecting others on a larger scale.
Courses that students will have to complete include hazardous materials handling, surveillance, police operations, and crowd control. Homeland security has positions available in different regions and the United States and abroad. Those who want to study the laws surrounding homeland security will also find employment in various regions. Since the department is relatively new, there is much that students and others will have to learn. As technology continues to improve, monitoring terrorist activities and devising emergency plans will become easier.