Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Homeland Security and Crisis Management

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American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program is designed for students who want to learn about crisis planning and management. If you'd like to learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program is designed for students who want to pursue a career in crisis management and planning. The degree program is comprised of lower and upper division criminal justice courses and specialization courses in homeland security and crisis management. Some criminal justice courses include introduction to criminal law, foundations of corrections, constitutional law, and ethics and criminal justice. Some specialization courses include law and society, psychosocial dimensions of terrorism, law and society, and foundations of crisis management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you want to apply to AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program, you should have an interest in homeland security policy and crisis management. Applicants to American InterContinental University's program should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program include criminal justice courses as well as courses related to homeland security management. You'll also be required to complete general education classes. Some courses you take may include:

Core Criminal Justice Courses

Course Code Course Name
CRJS 101 Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
CRJS 105 Theories of Crime Causation
CRJS 205 Introduction to Criminal Law
CRJS 210 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJS 215 Introduction to American Court System
CRJS 220 Foundations of Corrections
CRJS 300 Proseminar in Criminal Justice
CRJS 310 Crime Victim Studies
CRJS 315 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Theory
CRJS 330 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedures
CRJS 400 Constitutional Law
CRJS 405 Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
CRJS 410 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJS 420 Ethics and Criminal Justice

Homeland Security and Crisis Management Courses

Course Code Course Name
CRJS 225 Foundations of Crisis Management
CRJS 255 Law and Society
CRJS 370 Terrorism and Homeland Security
CRJS 380 Critical Infrastructures
CRJS 385 Interagency Collaboration and Homeland Security
CRJS 390 Stress and Crisis Management
CRJS 412 Ethics, Intelligence & Technologies in Homeland Security
CRJS 416 Homeland Security & Crisis Management Planning
CRJS 422 Psychosocial Dimensions of Terrorism
CRJS 426 Communication and Crisis Planning

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completed the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management program at AIU Online, you have an opportunity to compete for jobs in the field. Some potential employers could include government agencies, non-profits, and private crisis management companies. Entry-level positions you could pursue include:

  • Homeland security policy analyst
  • Crisis manager
  • Watch analyst

Advanced Degrees

If you'd like to further your skills in homeland security planning and management, you could earn a master's degree in the field. Some courses that may be offered in a master's degree in homeland security include homeland security administration, homeland security and defense in practice, and social and ethical issues in homeland security. Some possible master's degrees could include:

  • Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Integrated Homeland Security Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership

American InterContinental University does not guarantee salary or employment.