This paper argues that homeland security and emergency management education programs in higher education must be a collaborative and integrated endeavor involving multiple disciplines because of the complexity of the homeland security enterprise. Looking at the homeland security enterprise through a variety of perspectives, taken together and synthesized, can deepen understanding and shed additional light on the scope of the field or discipline. Next, this paper provides an example of a graduate program at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi that has integrated EM and HS components into the curriculum. Finally, this paper highlights both the benefits and challenges of an interdisciplinary approach to EM–HS education.
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Kiltz, L. (2012). The benefits and challenges of integrating emergency management and homeland security into a new program. Journal of Homeland Security Education, 1(2), 6-28, https://jsire.org/the-benefits-and-challenges-of-integrating-emergency-management-and-homeland-security-into-a-new-program