Homeland Security Concentration Area Details
As a current or prior military member, you've already answered the call to serve your nation. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a homeland security emphasis can help you take your military skills to the next level or apply these skills in the civilian world.
The core curriculum focuses on understanding of the philosophy and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, its agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges they face. As a student, you will have the opportunity to:
- Explore applied research methods and techniques used in the field
- Examine the development of criminal law, the elements and types of criminal offenses, and the principles of criminal culpability
- Complete a capstone project to demonstrate your ability to apply the critical thinking skills and concepts you study online to real-world criminal justice scenarios
If you choose to pursue the homeland security emphasis area, you will also examine:
- The roots of terrorism
- Response methods to weapons of mass destruction and other disaster incidents
- Crisis negotiation and conflict resolution
The homeland security emphasis area is designed to help prepare criminal justice professionals, military personnel, or businesspeople for new opportunities in the field of criminal justice, especially with multinational corporations.