Homeland Security

Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Overview

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 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

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
CJ229 Cybercrime 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
ECO201 Macroeconomics* 3
ENG110 College 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

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
PSY220 is completed by Criminal Justice and Homeland Security concentration students.
ECO201 is completed by Crime and Intelligence Analysis concentration students.

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

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
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are 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

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found by clicking here.

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