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Other Homeland Security Major

Other homeland security is a major that typically falls into the Law Enforcement & Firefighting category.

There are 33 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in other homeland security, 34 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 16 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 2 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Other Homeland Security Degree?

Other homeland security is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #173 in popularity. About 800 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major tends to be male dominated. About 64.6% of recent graduates are men.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of other homeland security majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 1%
  • Black or African American: 18.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.8%
  • White: 54%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.9%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Other Homeland Security Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in other homeland security. About 4.9% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending other homeland security majors to the U.S. are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Canada.

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Online Other Homeland Security Programs

There are 34 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in other homeland security, with 15 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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