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BS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Students enrolled in Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program have an opportunity to learn about security risk analysis, criminal law, homeland security strategy, and other topics of interest. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to CTU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program should have an interest in the field of criminal law and how this relates to homeland security policy and strategy. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's programs should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

CTU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program have an opportunity to study counterintelligence, constitutional law and public policy analysis, criminology, the ethics of criminal justice, and emergency management. Students enrolled in the degree program are also required to take a course on research methodology, which is critical for students who plan to continue their study at the graduate level.

Learning Format:

Offered at selected campuses

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's Staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

Total Credits Required:

180 credits

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • CJUS 141: Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 credits)
  • CJUS 253: Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • CJUS 260: Criminal Justice Ethics (4 credits)
  • CJUS 290: Criminal Law (4 credits)
  • CJUS 343: Criminology (4 credits)
  • CJUS 375: Criminal Procedure (4 credits)
  • HLS 110: Terrorism: Origins, Ideologies, and Goals (4 credits)
  • HLS 120: Introduction to Emergency Management (4 credits)
  • HLS 200: Introduction to Homeland Security Strategy (4 credits)
  • HLS 210: Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency (4 credits)
  • HLS 300: HR and Administration Issues in Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • HLS 305: Understanding Critical Infrastructures (4 credits)
  • HLS 310: Comparative Approaches to Event Management (4 credits)
  • HLS 315: Interagency Relationships in Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • HLS 320: Private Sector Role in Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • HLS 325: Research Methodology and Policy Analysis (4 credits)
  • HLS 330: Advanced Application of Homeland Security and Emergency (4 credits)
  • HLS 340: Emergent Topics in Homeland Security and Emergency (4 credits)
  • HLS 350: Introduction to Intelligence (4 credits)
  • HLS 360: Counterintelligence (4 credits)
  • HLS 400: Constitutional Law and Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)
  • HLS 410: The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism (4 credits)
  • HLS 420: Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • HLS 430: Planning for Homeland Security and Emergency Management (4 credits)
  • HLS 450: Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness (4 credits)
  • HLS 460: Advanced Application of Intelligence in Homeland Security (4 credits)
  • HLS 470: Evaluating Risk in Critical Infrastructure (4 credits)
  • HLS 480: Knowledge into Practice: Communications and Emergency (4 credits)

General Education Courses

  • ENG 111: English Composition I (4 credits)
  • ENG 112: English Composition II (4 credits)
  • ENG 210: Professional Communication (4 credits)
  • ENGL 200: Professional Writing (4 credits)
  • HIS 120: American Culture in Transition (4 credits)
  • LTR 215: World Literature (4 credits)
  • MAT 105: Business Math (4 credits)
  • MAT 143: Business Algebra (4 credits)
  • MAT 306: Computer Assisted Statistics (4 credits)
  • MGM 306: Computer Assisted Statistics (4 credits)
  • MGM 335: Organizational Behavior Principles (4 credits)
  • PBAD 200: American Government (4 credits)
  • PSY 105: Psychology (4 credits)
  • SCI 205: Environmental Science (4 credits)
  • SOC 205: Sociology (4 credits)
  • UNIV 101: Building Your Success Strategy Plan (4 credits)
  • UNIV 201: Career Planning and Management (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program could pursue a master's degree in the field. Homeland security master's degrees sometimes allow students to choose a concentration area. Some emphasis areas that may be offered include security policy, information assurance, and health preparedness. Some topics that may be covered include critical national infrastructures, emergency communication and management, and planning, prevention, and risk management.

Some possible master's degrees could include:

  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)
  • Master of Science in Integrated Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program could pursue entry-level jobs in the field. Job opportunities could be available with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), local and state government law enforcement agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Some potential job titles could include:

  • Border agent
  • Import specialist
  • Immigration officer
  • Intelligence operations officer

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

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