Online Homeland Security Degrees
Be on the front lines of protecting the country from the latest threats.
Following September 11, 2001 and the subsequent establishment of the Department of Homeland Security a new field of study was born, Homeland Security. This newly developed field opened up opportunities not only in the job market arena, but in education as well.
Students seeking degrees or certification in Homeland Security will study topics like political science, psychology, engineering and disaster and emergency preparedness, while focusing on emergency training, counterterrorism, and national and local security.
Individuals seeking a degree or certification in Homeland Security can find career opportunities such as:
- Transportation Security Administration
- The United States Capitol Police
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The United States Coast Guard
- The United States Customs Services
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The United States Marshals Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The overall purpose of Homeland Security is to keep states and the country safe from terrorist activities. Through this industry’s hard work and vigilance, their goal is to reduce the vulnerability of the United States to a terrorist attack, minimize any damage that is done from an attack, and play a role in the recovery efforts from any attacks that do occur.
After the attacks on September 11th, many people in the United States felt and continue to feel compelled to help the country. For some, their service includes moving into a Homeland Security career.
Does this sound like you? Are you ready to help America keep their people safe?
If you are ready to advance your career through Homeland Security, you have a variety of options to explore. Besides the various careers, there are an abundance of programs to choose from.
Whether you are interested in a Bachelor’s degree or a Doctorate, you have options. Regardless of the program you choose, classes may look something like this: criminal law, security, investigation, emergency preparedness, and leadership.
To make obtaining a degree even more enticing, our programs are offered as online degrees. You can take your classes when they fit into your schedule. This enables you to continue to work or raise a family.
Ready to get started?
Explore our list of programs below. When you find a few that sound interesting, request information. After we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss your options.
By Eve Hullett