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)
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|43.0104||Criminal Justice/Safety Studies|
|33-1011.00||First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers|
|33-1012.00||First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives|
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 30 months to complete.
85% of graduates from this program finish in this time.*
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 27 months.*
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Bachelor's degree in 2.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$2,280.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$50,750.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$24,879.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$0.00|