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College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity major

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Welcome to the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) major at UAlbany—a first-of-its-kind program in the nation!  CEHC has been a part of UAlbany as a minor since 2015 and as a major since 2016.  We prepare students for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sector. 
As a transfer student it is important for you to use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to determine what you’ve already completed and what is left for you to finish at Albany.  As you do this, please consider the following information that we have found to be important to transfer students:

1. Coursework Prior to UAlbany: The University at Albany has a large transfer equivalency databank that can review for general education requirements as well as our major and/or minor.  There may be instances in which your coursework at a previous institution does not have a University at Albany equivalent. If you find previous coursework has not been applied to the major, it may be re-evaluated by the CEHC advisor if you provide supporting documentation (syllabus, course description, written work from the course, etc). You can do this by making an appointment with the Director of Student Services (details below).

2. Core Courses within CEHC (18 credits): CEHC requires the foundational courses below.  More information on the core courses and course descriptions can be found here:

  • CEHC 101
  • CEHC 210
  • CEHC 242
  • CEHC 343
  • CEHC 344
  • CEHC 345

3. Concentration Electives.  CEHC majors must also successfully complete four courses in their selected concentration of either Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, or Cybersecurity.  More information on elective course requirements, a complete list of courses, and course descriptions can be found here:

4. Experiential and Applied Learning.  Majors must also successfully complete three additional courses that will help extend their classroom knowledge into applied environments. More information on the applied learning course requirements and course descriptions can be found here

  • CEHC 310
  • CEHC 390
  • CEHC 410

5. Training Hours.  The CEHC major has a unique feature that requires 100 hours of training as part of the degree requirements.  Your advisor or the Director of Experiential Learning and External Partnerships will provide you with more details on this requirement.

6. Building a schedule.  We will work to ensure that you can enroll in at least one, and possibly two CEHC courses for your first semester.  In general, we recommend that you build a schedule containing:

  • General Education requirements
  • CEHC 101 (and possibly a second CEHC course)
  • Minor courses (if you know what your minor will be)
  • Electives  (courses that do not fulfill a requirement, but will be counted toward the 120 credits you need to graduate)

The Director of Student Services for CEHC advises all incoming transfer students and walks them through registering for classes. You may schedule this meeting by:

  • Attending any of the Transfer Advisement Days during the summer, or
  • Calling 518-442-5788, or
  • Emailing, or
  • Using this link to schedule a day and time that is convenient for you to visit in person, over the phone, or via Skype.