March 15, 2018 – Cypress, CA –Trident University International (Trident) is excited to announce another academic program improvement. Starting in the April 23rd Fastrac session, the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security program will offer a concentration in Emergency Disaster Management.
Housed in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services, the BSHLS-EDM is designed for both military and civilian students who want to learn how to prevent and react to natural and human-caused events like hurricanes, earthquakes, toxic spills, and national security matters.
Career paths under the homeland security umbrella are projected to grow significantly in the near future. From 2016-2026, the need for emergency management directors is expected to increase by 8% and information security analysts is projected to increase by 26%.
The faculty in this program bring a mix of experience from the military, academia, and the private sector. Dr. David Alegre is a military veteran with experience in weapons of mass destruction protection planning, and Dr. Paul Persaud currently serves as the Program Director, Paterson Division of Health for the State of New Jersey.
The launch of this new concentration is part of Trident’s desire to deliver the most relevant curricula to its students. In 2017, the Master of Science in Homeland Security introduced two new concentrations: Emergency Disaster Management and Logistics.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 27,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.