Daniel Webster College Announces BS in Homeland Security

Concentrations in aviation and computer security

NASHUA, N.H., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first program of its kind in New England, Daniel Webster's new interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security is enrolling students for next fall's start. Visit http://homelandsecurity.dwc.edu for more information.

Daniel Webster's program is unique in several ways. By taking advantage of the College's strength and high industry visibility in aviation and computer science, the program gains immediate credibility that other institutions cannot approach.

Additionally, with the College's 40-plus year history of responding to new and emerging workforce needs in professional and technologically-challenging fields, graduates with a degree in Homeland Security will be "workforce ready" and able to fill employers' immediate needs in a program, unlike many others, that provides broad preparation instead of narrowly focusing on emergency preparedness.

Since 9/11, corporations and other organizations -- especially those in aviation, computing, and other high-risk fields -- have invested in resources designed to secure their operations. Federal resources have also been invested in planning and improving capacity to respond to natural disasters and plan for threats to safety that arise from disease.

"Daniel Webster's program is based on the best thinking in the field, from the work of the National Academy of Science to our partners at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA," said Dr. Michael Fishbein , provost and vice president of academic affairs and chair of the program. "Additionally, to ensure credibility and quality of our program, we have joined more than 80 colleges and universities and government and corporate members of the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium."

The objective of the program - which arises from the College's mission of preparing "purposeful" men and women" by "the integration of theory and practice" for "professional entry" into technological fields - is to provide broad preparation that exposes students to the nature of the threats to which homeland security seeks to respond; the tools that may be used in threats to homeland security; and fundamental methods of assessment and response.

Daniel Webster College fulfills its mission by helping purposeful men and women discover how to channel that purpose in their lives through blending theory and practice from day one, and, in so doing, graduates leave Daniel Webster "workforce ready" for entry and advancement in a variety of highly relevant professions. Visit www.dwc.edu or call 603-577-6000.

SOURCE Daniel Webster College