Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces New Online Program
Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University is introducing a new online program: Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The Ashford University Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management was developed to provide students with a broad view of homeland security and emergency management at the federal, state and local levels. This program will address the areas of counter-terrorism, emergency planning for natural disasters, terrorism response, and research and analysis. It will also offer an interdisciplinary foundation of courses including ethics, international relations, and cyber crime, with a strong emphasis on American Government and the United States Constitution.

"In consideration of recent U.S. history, no program by this University could be more important to the safety of our country than our new Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree," said Dr. Michael Reilly, program director for the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University.

According to Dr. Curt Lowe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ashford University, "We are proud to once again be on the cutting edge of new program development by adding the Homeland Security and Emergency Management B.A. to our already diverse academic offerings. The degree is designed to address the delicate balance of social, economic, ethnic, political, religious and cultural differences which can challenge the security of our nation in today's world."

The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management will prepare students for careers in homeland security, border patrol, public and private security, counter terrorism, and emergency management.

 About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.