Homeland Security & Emergency Management

The Savannah State University (SSU) Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program is the first in the nation at an historically Black college or university (HBCU), the only bachelor's degree program in homeland security and/or emergency management in the state of Georgia and the only program in the region.

The HSEM program is built on the existing body of knowledge in homeland security and emergency management as well as current and developing research, with an emphasis on improving the resilience of communities and the infrastructure on which they depend.

Graduates from the program have worked at:


The major leads to the bachelor's degree in homeland security and emergency management. Students must earn 125 hours to graduate, with 36 semester hours in major required courses and no requirement for a subject area minor.

A 15-hour minor in HSEM is available for students majoring in other disciplines. A certificate in HSEM is also available.

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Grid

For more information, email hsem@savannahstate.edu.