CEHC Will Establish Three Departments
As the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) -- the first of its kind in the nation -- continues to attract the brightest students, develop programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, prepare students for a fulfilling career in in-demand fields, and build an impressive research portfolio, a new structure is required.
Due to unprecedented growth, effective July 1, 2022, CEHC will establish three departments under the College umbrella: Emergency Management/Homeland Security (CEMH), Information Sciences & Technology (CIST) and Cybersecurity (CYBR).
“We are so appreciative of all of the work that faculty and staff dedicated to planning for this important transition,” said Robert Griffin, dean, CEHC. “From structure and by-laws, to job descriptions and policies, we’re pouring the concrete to solidify the foundation of our College for future growth and success.”
Each department will be led by a chair, undergraduate and graduate directors, and an administrative manager, and will oversee CEHC’s academic programs:
- BA/BS in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
- Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
- Master of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- BS in Informatics
- Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), Library and Information Science
- Master of Science, Information Science
- Master of Science, Information Science School Library
- MS in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
CEHC also offers a stand-alone PhD program in Information Science and micro-credentials in eSports, Fundamentals of Information Technology, and Librarians as Second Responders.
Dr. Gary Ackerman will remain as associate dean for research. CEHC plans to appoint an associate dean for academics and faculty success in future academic years.
CEHC will spend the summer preparing to launch this change with students for Fall 2022.