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

Students who want careers that encompass criminal justice and corrections as well as emergency management and homeland security can prepare by earning relevant bachelor's degrees. Programs such as American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management could provide the requisite educational background. Immediately following are more details about the program.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Criminal Justice (BSCJ): Homeland Security & Crisis Management

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Ideal program candidates will possess the drive to improve society through their work in the criminal justice field. They should have an interest in learning everything possible about the justice system, including psychology, law, and sociology. Applicants to American InterContinental University should have earned a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This American InterContinental University program combines the study of criminal justice with homeland security and crisis management studies. As such, students who enroll will be given the opportunity to learn all aspects of criminal justice, including corrections, juvenile justice, forensic science, and policing, along with homeland security policies and crisis management concepts. The program is designed to help participants gain knowledge of natural disasters and counter-terrorism concepts through various scenarios as well as students' own research. In the event of natural or man-made disasters, emergency management professionals are called upon to oversee recovery efforts. As students work through the program, they can develop the leadership skills that are necessary to work with other emergency response professionals in this capacity. Students have the option of either part-time or full-time study.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length:

56 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security & Crisis Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses. Students who enroll in the part-time option may take courses in a different sequence than those in the full-time option.

BSCJ: in Homeland Security & Crisis Management Core Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to American Court System
  • Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
  • Theories of Crime Causation
  • Foundations of Corrections
  • Proseminar in Criminal Justice
  • Crime Victim Studies
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Theory
  • Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice

Specialization Course Options

  • Foundations of Crisis Management
  • Law and Society
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Critical Infrastructures
  • Inter-Agency Collaboration and Homeland Security
  • Stress and Crisis Management
  • Ethics, Intelligence & Technologies in Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security and Crisis Management Planning
  • Psychosocial Dimensions of Terrorism
  • Communication and Crisis Planning

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who successfully complete the BSCJ: in Homeland Security & Crisis Management program may eventually want to take on greater challenges. Those who opt to acquire additional knowledge in the criminal justice or crisis management fields might enroll in master's degree programs such as the following:

  • M.S. in Emergency Services Management
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management

Career Paths:

When students have satisfied the requirements of this American InterContinental University program and obtained their bachelor's degrees, they may actively pursue entry-level careers such as:

  • Corrections officer
  • Bailiff
  • Customs agent
  • Homeland security agent
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Police detective
  • Law enforcement officer

American InterContinental University does not guarantee employment or salary.