Homeland Security Bachelor Degree

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
Homeland Security
B.S. in Criminal Justice
Overview

It’s no secret. We live in an increasingly dangerous world, and protecting the nation requires specially-trained professionals who are dedicated to tracking, intercepting and prosecuting would-be terrorists. Homeland Security professionals have emerged as an indispensable member of America’s national security team, assuming the vital role of protecting citizens from terrorists and hostile nations. If you want to enter this rapidly growing field, consider ECPI University.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security in just 2.5 years. ECPI’s program can provide graduates with the ability to:

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

Program Description

ECPI University builds all of its programs around one guiding principle: LEARN BY DOING.  ECPI’s Homeland Security program focuses on the real world application of national security and criminology principles. Curriculum is designed to provide graduates with knowledge and skills such areas as:

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

Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security could possibly lead to employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies (local and federal)
  • U.S. Customs
  • Border Patrol
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)
  • Transportation Protection/Security
  • Private Security

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ105

Criminal Law

3

CJ110

Law Enforcement Operations

3

CJ125

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ130

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CJ135

Corrections

3

CJ140

Research Methods

3

CJ200

Investigations

3

CJ225

Crime Scene Management

3

CJ227

Computer Investigation

3

CJ230

Introduction to Terrorism

3

CJ235

Criminology

3

CJ340

Organized Crime

3

CJ350

Criminal Justice Documentation

3

CJ380

Private Security I

3

CJ430

Conflict Management

3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480

Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

English Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

MTH140

Statistics

3

PHY120

Physics

3

PHY120L

Physics LAB

1

PSY105

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220

Positive Psychology

3

PHY 120 / L or BIO 122 / L

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

3

Concentration Requirements

Homeland Security

18 semester credit hours plus electives

CJ210

Global Comparative Justice

3

CJ245

Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement

3

CJ425

Weapons of Mass Destruction

3

CJ435

Emergency Planning

3

CJ455

Special Topics: Legal Issues in Homeland Security

3

CJ485

Homeland Security

3

 

Various Electives

15

Electives

Electives

BUS121

Introduction to Business

3

CJ115

Drugs and Crime

3

CJ205

Juvenile Justice

3

CJ215

Community Policing

3

CJ220

Criminal Justice Special Topics

3

CJ240

Intelligence

3

CJ290

Externship-CJ III

3

CJ291

Externship-CJ II

2

CJ292

Externship-CJ I-a

1

CJ293

Externship-CJ I-b

1

CJ294

Externship-CJ I-c

1

CJ310

Digital Forensic Analysis

3

CJ345

Managing Hazardous Materials

3

CJ345L

Managing Hazardous Materials LAB

3

CJ352

Criminal Statutory Analysis

3

CJ361

Law Enforcement Management

3

CJ370

Rules of Evidence

3

CJ390

Crime Mapping

3

CJ390L

Crime Mapping LAB

1

CJ416

Domestic Terrorism

3

CJ420

Security Management Technology

3

CJ420L

Security Management Technology

1

CJ440

Use of Force

3

CJ455

Special Topics: Legal Issues in Homeland Security

3

CJ461

Media Relations for Law Enforcement

3

CJ480

Probation and Parole

3

CJ485

Homeland Security

3

CJ490

Externship-CJ Sr. III

3

CJ491

Externship-CJ Sr. II

2

CJ492

Externship-CJ Sr. I-a

1

CJ493

Externship-CJ Sr. I-b

1

CJ494

Externship-CJ Sr. I-c

1

EET350

Overview of Electronic Security Devices

3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Propose corrective actions when sensitive data is compromised.
  • Critically evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence to support a criminal justice argument (case or proposal).
  • Integrate scientific inquiry into the analysis of criminal justice issues.
  • Analyze human behavior and the impact on crime.
  • Integrate ethical group dynamic standards to meet criminal justice operational requirements.

 

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