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Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Homeland Security 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 field, consider ECPI University.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security in as little as 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

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum48 semester credit hours
Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ325CJ Special Populations3
CJ106Criminal Law I3
CJ110Law Enforcement Operations3
CJ125Criminal Procedure3
CJ130Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJ225Crime Scene Management3
CJ229Cybercrime Investigation3
CJ230Introduction to Terrorism3
CJ350Criminal Justice Documentation3
CJ380Private Security I3
CJ410CJ Capstone Project3
CJ430Conflict Management3
Arts and Sciences31 semester credit hours
Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115Principles of Communication3
ENG110College Composition3
ENG120Advanced Composition3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131College Algebra3
PHY120LPhysics LAB1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220Positive Psychology3
Self-Integration and Computer Literacy9 semester credit hours
Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR191Career Orientation1
FOR110Essentials for Success3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS108Office Applications2

Concentration Requirements

Homeland Security18 semester credit hours plus electives
Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ210Global Comparative Justice3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement3
CJ320CJ Special Topics3
CJ435Emergency Planning3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism3
CJ485Homeland Security3
 Various Electives15
Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I3
ACC161Principles of Accounting I3
BUS121Introduction to Business3
CJ115Drugs and Crime3
CJ205Juvenile Justice3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement3
CJ290Externship-CJ III3
CJ291Externship-CJ II2
CJ292Externship-CJ I-a1
CJ310Digital Forensic Analysis3
CJ320Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence3
CJ340Organized Crime3
CJ361Law Enforcement Management3
CJ370Rules of Evidence3
CJ390Crime Mapping3
CJ400Fraud Examinations3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism3
CJ461Media Relations for Law Enforcement3
CJ480Probation and Parole3
CJ481Case Management for Criminal Justice Professionals3
CJ485Homeland Security3
CJ490Externship-CJ Sr. III3
EET350Overview of Electronic Security Devices3
Possible Outcomes

Homeland Security Outcomes

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

  • Apply ethical standards across professional and personal settings
  • Evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence in the criminal justice process
  • Analyze the impact of human behavior on crime
  • Assess criminal justice issues using modern techniques including technology
  • Apply the skills needed to manage crisis within various populations
  • Evaluate emergency operations plans

Homeland Security Concentration Outcomes

Students in the Homeland Security concentration will gain the following additional outcomes:

  • Evaluate security and response plans for the nation's critical infrastructure