Homeland Security

Homeland Security Overview

Are you interested in a career which allows you to blend your interest in law enforcement, intelligence gathering, emergency planning and the protection of the nation's critical infrastructure? Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security could be the right choice for you.

Homeland Security is a rapidly growing field in today's society. ECPI's program prepares graduates for employment opportunities in:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies (local and federal)
  • Border Protection
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Emergency Planning
  • Transportation Protection/Security

This program focuses upon providing graduates the ability to:

  • Understand the policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Apply knowledge of the legal issues surrounding Homeland Security
  • Follow security and surveillance principles
  • Assume the role of intelligence gathering in protecting the nation's critical infrastructures
  • Acquire knowledge of NIMS (National Incident Management System) and its application to Homeland Security

In 2.5 years, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security.

For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Homeland Security Program Description

What You Can Learn in Homeland Security

ECPI's Homeland Security program field focuses on real world application of national security and criminology principles. Homeland Security professionals are the frontline protectors of community and national safety. These individuals target perpetrators who threaten the nation's physical and cyber security by performing intelligence gathering and interception, investigations, apprehensions, prosecutions, and monitoring of those offenders.

The curriculum provides graduates with knowledge and skills in:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Law Enforcement, Security, Surveillance and Investigations
  • Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
  • Homeland Security Operations
  • Legal Issues in Homeland Security
  • Multi-cultural Communication and International Ideologies

Where You Can Go In Homeland Security

Homeland Security graduates are employed in a variety of areas such as:

  • Border Patrol
  • U.S. Customs
  • Law Enforcement State Trooper/Police Officer
  • Transportation Protection
  • Private Security
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Parole/Probation (Federal and State)