Homeland Security

Level: Bachelor
Language: English

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BA Homeland Security
August 10, 2016
I started working on my BA back in 2003. I finally finished it in 2013. I am active duty, so my time is valuable. With AMU you get what you put into the program; on average I spent up to 16 hours per week reading and writing (2 Classes at a time), which you will do plenty of at this College. If one is looking to be spoon fed, have everything handed to them with ...

Military student experience
April 14, 2016
I will share this review considering that, at the time of enrollment, I was an active duty member of the United States Army. Being active duty puts unique demands on personal time and time in general to pursue other interests like, in this case, education. I decided to enroll based on the recommendations of two of one of my supervisors and a fellow soldier and also because I was scheduled to deploy months later that ...

Overall Program
April 5, 2016
Currently I am enrolled in the Masters Program for Homeland Security with an emphasis in Emergency Management. Already completed a BA in the same program, so I have over a decade of experience with AMU. Overall the college is a great college to attend; You have to have the ability to manage your time effectively, and success will follow. However, as with all Colleges, you have great professors who do not care about the grade ...

AMU Masters Program
June 25, 2015
Every one has a different collegiate experience; either on campus or on line. Each professor I had differed in views on how they assessed my work. At first it was a problem however, as the course progressed I could see what their expectations were. Believe me it was a rough start when I began working on my Masters in Homeland Security. One thing I did enjoy is that each one would work with a student ...

AMU REVIEW
June 24, 2015
THE LEARNING MATERIALS ARE GOOD. HOWEVER THERE ARE NO LECTURES OR TEACHINGS FROM THE PROFESSOR. I LIKED THE TYPES OF CLASSES AS IT FOCUSED IN MY MILITARY CAREER AS TO MOST COLLEGES DO NOT OFFER THESE TYPES OF COURSES. THERE WASNT VERY MUCH INPUT FROM PROFESSORS AND IS KIND OF A SELF LEARNING TYPE OF FORMAT. THE FINANCIAL AID SCREWED ME OVER BECAUSE I CONTACTED THE VA REGARDING HOW MANY FUNDS I HAD LEFT FOR ...

AMU Online
December 8, 2014
My professors challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone. Classes were tough and demanding, but the professors were there to provide guidance.

Just completed degree
December 8, 2014
I just completed my bachelors in Homeland Security and was very pleased and impressed with AMU. The best attribute was the unbelievable quality of the instructors. Several were published and renowned in their fields, while others were Commanding Officers at military installations. Nearly every single one of them was currently working in the military, law enforcement or emergency management professions. The worst aspect of this degree was how much of it was self-taught. This is ...

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Oct. 2, 2012, 3:17 p.m.
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After finishing my Associates Degree in CJ, I was looking to continue my education with a course of study that encompassed more than CJ, and include the threat of terrorism, aspects of emergency management, and an in depth look at the federal government.  The BA of HS at AMU did just that!  While the course load was greater than I anticipated, it was worth every minute.  Not only did online learning challenge me to stay on top of the work and improve my time management skills but it also taught me to try and figure things out for myself before running to a professor for further assistance.  If I could not figure out a solution, all of the teachers (for the most part) were available for clarification and did so within a few hours to a day or two.  I never felt that I was on my own.  I loved each class and would redo my degree in the same way if I had to again.  In my opinion, the Homeland Security degree program is an excellent choice for anyone curious about the subject material or looking to work directly or in conjunction with the federal government in the future.  
Aug. 25, 2010, 11:12 a.m.
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To "What the hell". Did your professor's complaints have anything to do with your spelling or grammar on your papers? I'm sorry but I think I had a small seizure trying to read your paragraph. What's your BA in, cave painting?
Aug. 23, 2010, 8:01 a.m.
+1 vote/
If you go to AMU it reads AMU at the top and has APUS on the third line.
Feb. 8, 2010, 6:43 p.m.
+1 vote/
Does the diploma you receive as an AMU student read AMU or APUS?
Sept. 2, 2009, 8:41 p.m.
-1 vote/
I have been a student at AMU since 2004. During that time I have completed my AA in Real Estate Management and have accumulated 87 credits towards my BA in Homeland Security. As an active duty Marine with nearly two decades of service, I appreciate many facets of AMU. First and foremost is its flexibility, which allows me to balance all of my military and family commitments. This does NOT in any way equate to having an easier workload, but rather requires discipline and proper planning to work around my own priorities while still maintaining my education. Secondly, I am always appreciative of the compassion and empathy that 90% of the staff has at the school to my/our military commitments. I have never made a habit of using my work as an excuse to submit assignments late, but duty has called before at unexpected times. Never has an instructor failed to treat me as an adult and work with me to accomplish the work load around these commitments. I am always very cognizant of the quality of my education since it is online and subject to much debate and scrutiny. My wife teaches at UoP and I can assure you that if even half of the online university alumni are as inept as her students, we are in poor company. Most students seem to feel as if they are entitled to their degree rather than a right to EARN it. Online education is very writing intensive and this is where most students fail. If you do not have a strong gasp of grammar and proper English, do not expect to do well in ANY online environment. Just because you did not have to take the ACT or SAT and you paid the registration and tuition does mean you are guaranteed a passing grade. You paid for the privilege of attempting to improve your education. That being said I do believe that there are some faculty at AMU that are victim of the diploma mill mentality. Many courses are not overly challenging and often it feels as if the instructors are just going through the motions. I'm left wondering if anyone could have possibly failed the class. However, I feel like this is the exception rather than the norm. Most online teachers are paid per student, this is not the case at AMU - they are paid per class. This eliminates any incentive a teacher would have to push students through or attempt to overpopulate their classes at the expense of quality grading and feedback. One final thought on AMU: due to their added accreditations a couple of years ago, it seems as though many of their programs are in a continual state of review. This is a good thing, but does become a pain to the potential student as requirements can and do change. Many of their BA programs do not even require more than 3/4 300 and 400 level classes, which is definitely NOT the norm at traditional schools. So I would expect this to change in the near future. All in all, AMU is a great and I would recommend it to anyone.
July 25, 2009, 12:24 p.m.
-1 vote/
I've just completed my Bachelor or Arts degree in Homeland Security with American Military University (AMU).  My entire experience with AMU, starting back in 2005, has been awesome.  I am now working on the Master's degree with AMU.  For those that say offices never contacted you back, every time (and I mean every time), my emails have been replied to within 24 hours (if not the same day).  I too have a reply to the "go elsewhere" comment from April 2008.  You personally may not have had internet access, but their are places with public internet access (ie, libraries).  My internet went don't due to a storm and I resorted to my work computer after work hours and using a library computer.  Yes, it is a little out of the way, but I still was able to complete my course work.  Final word, AMU is a great university and I am really glad I chose them.
May 28, 2009, 6:47 p.m.
-1 vote/
To the "go elsewhere" comment from April 2008: 

A university does not have to follow customer service guidelines.  It is not a situation where "the customer is always right." People like you really think that they deserve everything but don't bother to work for anything.  If someone was rude to you, that's not acceptable, but now you are just being a baby.  The majority of us have had a great experience with AMU, of course there are always a few annoying people to deal with but that's life.  Good luck finding a better online school - this is the best one out there.
Jan. 13, 2009, 8:48 p.m.
0 votes/
I completed a Master's in Homeland Security with American Military University in March 2008.  My entire experience with AMU was nothing but positive. All of my professors were very helpful with some being more helpful than others.  I wrote a lot of papers but in the process I learned a lot.  About the same time I finished my degree with AMU I retired from the U.S. Navy after a 30 year career.  I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace, the classes were all interesting, and the professors all brought real world experience to the table.  I feel that my degree with AMU will make me very competitive in the civilian sector.  After taking a year off I will begin looking for another career in the Homeland Security arena.  I unequivocally recommend AMU for anyone wishing to further their education with any of the offered programs.
Nov. 12, 2008, 11:17 p.m.
+1 vote/
I had a problem with AMU too.  The registar office was not very responsive to me either.  I've tried called many times and by the time I've got to them the semester already started.  When I explained that I've called ahead the registar office didn't listen.  But the registar office knew when to call me when it came to pay for the next semister.
June 13, 2008, 3:02 p.m.
0 votes/
I recently started AMU about 6 months ago. I was a bit sceptical at first; however, the whole experience I have had with them was great. It is one of few online schools that is now both regionally and nationally accredited. If you don't agree, research it yourself. It is accredited by 2 companies recognized by the US Department of Education(USDE). It is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Counsel (DETC) and regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Overall the classes are balanced and easy to fit into any schedule. The person has to be dedicated and work on his or her time management to do well in the classes. The school is great for military service members.
May 2, 2008, 6:36 p.m.
0 votes/
Been going there for 2 years now and haven't had any problems at all. In fact, I've managed to get some of my coworkers and subordinates enrolled. It's flexible, and practical for a working student. Great school, highly recommend AMU to anyone looking to further their education.
April 4, 2008, 7:29 p.m.
-1 vote/
When I began at AMU the first professor I had was incredible.  The second one was just ok, and the rest were great. In response to "Faculty Problem" I think it may really have been just that one professor and at every school there will be someone like that.  Overall the faculty are awesome and the rest of the AMU/APU staff is great.

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