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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Walden University



The online B.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security degree has been designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, homeland security, and social services.

Throughout the course of this online Homeland Security degree program, students will study in a program that blends contemporary theory on the nature, extent, and cause of crime with the study of national and international criminal justice practices.

This criminal justice degree program offers students a number of online homeland security courses that cover topics, such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disaster Response
  • Communication Skills For Career Development
  • Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
  • Criminal Law

Learning is supported through coursework and a final capstone project. Plus, the program uses the latest interactive media, including lifelike, computer-generated scenarios from crime scenes.

The online curriculum of this homeland security degree program is based on the recommendations of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The program can help prepare you to become a more effective social change agent in criminal justice organizations at the local, state, federal, or international levels.

In this concentration you will: learn about all types of weapons of mass destruction and biological and chemical threats and disasters and discover how to respond to such incidents. You will study the skills required for a homeland security position with the border patrol, local and regional first responders, hazardous material response teams, and emergency relief agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 24 years old.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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