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

Homeland Security 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

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

Additional Outcomes

All students in the B.S. Degree Program in Criminal Justice, regardless of Concentration, may expect to gain the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
  • Investigate criminal justice issues through the use of field related technology
  • Compile information into criminal justice reports utilized in law enforcement, courts corrections and private security
  • Develop skills to manage conflict effectively with members of diverse cultural groups
  • Design 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

Homeland Security Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Concentration Requirements

*Includes 18 Credit Hours from various electives.

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