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Homeland Security Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 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 can 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
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
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

Course ID Course Name Credits
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

Course ID Course Name Credits
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Criminal Justice

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CJ115 Drugs and Crime 3
CJ205 Juvenile Justice 3
CJ370 Rules of Evidence 3
CJ435 Emergency Planning 3
CJ461 Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480 Probation and Parole 3
Various Electives 15

Homeland Security

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CJ210 Global Comparative Justice 3
CJ245 Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ320 CJ Special Topics 3
CJ435 Emergency Planning 3
CJ416 Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ485 Homeland Security 3
Various Electives 15

Electives

Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
CJ115 Drugs and Crime 3
CJ205 Juvenile Justice 3
CJ245 Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ240 Intelligence 3
CJ290 Externship-CJ III 3
CJ291 Externship-CJ II 2
CJ292 Externship-CJ I-a 1
CJ310 Digital Forensic Analysis 3
CJ320 CJ Special Topics 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
CJ461 Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480 Probation and Parole 3
CJ481 Case Management for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
CJ485 Homeland Security 3
CJ490 Externship-CJ Sr. III 3
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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