Bachelor in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program is designed to prepare you for careers protecting others. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at Strayer University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program is an online and campus-based program. Concentration courses give you the opportunity to learn about emergency management procedures, terrorism and antiterrorism, public and private safety principles, homeland security organization and administration, and security assessment and solutions. You also have the chance to learn about crime and criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, ethics and leadership, and criminal law. This program includes courses in business, English, math, psychology, humanities, science, and sociology. You also take a senior seminar in criminal justice.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program you should be interested in the legal field and have a desire to protect others. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program consists of 180 quarter hours: 27 core units, 27 major units, 27 concentration units, 54 general studies units, and 45 elective units. You will consult with an academic advisor to select your electives.

Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics
PSY 110 Social Psychology

Area 2Major Component
CIS 170 Information Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ 105 Crime and Criminal Behavior
CRJ 180 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CRJ 220 Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
LEG 320 Criminal Law
SOC 205 Society, Law, and Government

Area 2Concentration Component
CRJ 420 Emergency Management Procedures
CRJ 440 Terrorism and Antiterrorism
CRJ 499 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
SEC 300 Principles of Public and Private Security
SEC 310 Homeland Security Organization and Administration
SEC 315 Security Assessment and Solutions

Area 3General Studies Component
ENG 215 Research and Writing
ENG 240 Communication for Business and the Professions
HUM 100 Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
HUM 101 The Origins of Western Culture
HUM 200 Logic
HUM 400 Religion and Philosophy
MAT 300 Statistics
POL 300

ECO 405
Contemporary International Problems
OR
Economic Problems and Issues
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

Area 4 Elective Component
You will consult with an academic advisor to select your electives

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program, you could pursue employment in the criminal justice or security fields. You might be able to work in the public or private sectors. You could be involved with security or protecting others on a local, state, or national level.

Positions that you might be able to pursue include:

  • Border patrol agent
  • Emergency manager
  • Homeland security agent
  • Immigration enforcement agent
  • Import specialist
  • Police officer
  • Security officer
  • Security specialist

Advanced Degrees

Although you could be able to pursue direct employment after earning the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Strayer University, you might be interested in continuing your studies and pursuing a master's degree. This might prepare you for management positions in the public or private sectors.

Master's degree options at Strayer University include:

  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Studies
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration