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Homeland Security Degree 100% Online

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Homeland Security Degree Program Overview

If you’re looking for a career that provides meaningful work and a sense of purpose, it’s hard to top Homeland Security. These are the people who prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. They secure our borders, airports, seaports, and waterways, as well as research and develop the latest security technologies.

If you’ve ever thought about pursuing a career in Homeland Security, ECPI University has a way for you to get started without ever stepping foot on campus. Our 100 percent online Homeland Security program can prepare you to:

  • Apply knowledge of the legal issues surrounding Homeland Security
  • Follow security and surveillance principles
  • Understand the policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security
  • 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

What’s more, at ECPI University Online, you can complete your education much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated schedule, you could earn an Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Description

ECPI University builds all of its programs around one guiding principle: LEARN BY DOING.  ECPI’s Online 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 in 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 an Online 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 Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ100Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ106Criminal Law I 3
CJ107Criminal Law II 3
CJ110Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJ125Criminal Procedure 3
CJ130Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ135Corrections 3
CJ200Investigations 3
CJ225Crime Scene Management 3
CJ229Cybercrime Investigation 3
CJ230Introduction to Terrorism 3
CJ235Criminology 3
CJ340Organized Crime 3
CJ350Criminal Justice Documentation 3
CJ380Private Security I 3
CJ430Conflict Management 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR191Career Orientation 1
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS108Office Applications 2

Concentration Requirements

Homeland Security

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ210Global Comparative Justice 3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ320CJ Special Topics 3
CJ435Emergency Planning 3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ485Homeland Security 3
Various Electives 15


Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
CJ115Drugs and Crime 3
CJ140Research Methods 3
CJ205Juvenile Justice 3
CJ240Intelligence 3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ290Externship-CJ III 3
CJ291Externship-CJ II 2
CJ292Externship-CJ I-a 1
CJ305Victimology 3
CJ310Digital Forensic Analysis 3
CJ320Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence 3
CJ325CJ Special Populations 3
CJ361Law Enforcement Management 3
CJ370Rules of Evidence 3
CJ390Crime Mapping 3
CJ400Fraud Examinations 3
CJ410CJ Capstone Project 3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ461Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480Probation and Parole 3
CJ481Case Management for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
CJ485Homeland Security 3
CJ490Externship-CJ Sr. III 3
EET350Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3
Program Outcomes

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

  • Execute ethical standards across professional and personal settings.
  • 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.
  • Execute policies and protocols when emergency and criminal situations occur.

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

  • Demonstrate an ongoing investigation into the dynamic changes in and scope of homeland security.
  • Create crime maps with GIS software through the evaluation of spatial hotspots for resource allocation, crime prevention, incident response, and crime management strategies.
  • Perform security surveys.
  • Design security and response plans for the nation’s critical infrastructures.
  • Acquire knowledge of NIMS (National Incident Management System) and its application to Homeland Security

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