The following learning objectives (which are infused throughout the HSEC Program's curriculum and evidenced in the research and community service of its faculty and students) were established by the HSEC Program's faculty to achieve the Program's mission:

  1. Explore interdisciplinary perspectives on, and approaches to, homeland security.
  2. Collaborate with community stakeholders to create prevention, deterrence, preemption, defense, and response strategies and systems appropriate to local, regional, national, and international critical incidents and emergencies.
  3. Assess strategic threats and vulnerabilities for the purpose of designing and organizing appropriate strategies.
  4. Provide skill sets that enhance contributions to homeland security.
  5. Analyze, synthesize, and disseminate information about threats and critical incidents.
  6. Facilitate technological and scientific research that focuses on the evolution of existing science and technology and/or the development of new science/and technology that contribute to homeland security.
  7. Comprehend the relationship between travelers, commerce, and borders with homeland security.
  8. Create, design, critique and/or reform public policies, laws and regulations pertaining to homeland security.
  9. Gain an international/comparative perspective on issues related to homeland security.
  10. Comprehend the interrelationship of foreign policy to homeland security.
  11. Understand the civil- and human-rights concerns generated by security needs.
  12. Identify and delineate ethical issues related to homeland security.