Homeland Security Degree in Arlington, TX with Course Overviews

Dec 15, 2018

Multiple schools in the Arlington, Texas, area offer degree programs that include homeland security coursework. To find out which one is right for you, read an overview of program requirements at three schools located within 20 miles of downtown.

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Arlington Homeland Security Programs

Unfortunately, there are no schools near Arlington, TX, that offer degree programs specifically in homeland security. However, there are institutions that offer degree programs in criminal justice that include instruction in homeland security topics. Read about the required coursework in programs at three colleges, and then look over a table of statistics on each school. Also included are details on another college option in the area.

  • Texas Christian University, located about 13 miles from downtown Arlington, offers a bachelor's degree program in criminal justice. The curriculum in this program includes courses related to homeland security.
  • Situated about 14 miles from the center of Arlington, Tarrant County College District offers an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice at its Northwest Campus. Courses in this program provide instruction on homeland security topics.
  • Dallas Baptist University, which lies about 17 miles from Arlington, has Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice programs that are designed to prepare students for careers in homeland security.

Comparison of Schools

Take a look at this table to find out more about each profiled school, including facts on tuition costs, acceptance rates, enrollment numbers and more.

Texas Christian University Tarrant County College District Dallas Baptist University
School Type Four-year; private, not-for-profit* Two-year; public* Four-year; private, not-for-profit*
Total Enrollment (2017) 10,489* 52,957* 5,067*
Campus Setting Large city* Large city* Large city*
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018) $44,760* $1,593 in-district; $2,862 in-state; $6,885 out-of-state* $27,480*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017) 80%* 65%* 95%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 41%* N/A - open admissions* 39%*
Retention Rate (2017) 91% for full-time students* 64% for full-time students* 70% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate 83% (for those who began their studies in 2011)* 20% (for those who began their studies in 2014)* 58% (for those who began their studies in 2011)*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University's bachelor's degree program in criminal justice is offered through the Department of Criminal Justice, which is a part of the Addran College of Liberal Arts.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The curriculum of this 124-semester hour program includes an internship to go along with traditional classroom instruction. Students take required courses in criminology, criminal justice research methods, courts and the justice system and critical issues in crime and justice. Courses related to homeland security include federal law enforcement as well as terrorism and homeland security.

Tarrant County College District

The associate's program in criminal justice at Tarrant County College District is only available at the school's Northwest Campus, although select courses may be available at other campuses.

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the public or private sectors of the criminal justice field. Students in the program must complete an internship and a capstone course in addition to traditional courses. Some of the courses students may take include federal government and the legal aspects of law enforcement, police systems and practices, criminal investigation and crime in America.

Dallas Baptist University

The bachelor's degree programs in criminal justice at Dallas Baptist University are offered through its College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Both of these programs require the completion of 120 credit hours of study. However, the Bachelor of Science program includes no foreign language requirements and has more natural science credit hour requirements. Students in either of these programs must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses focused on criminal justice, such as the ethics of law enforcement, economic crimes, criminology and homeland and organizational security.

Other School Options

Paul Quinn College, which is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Arlington, offers a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. This program includes coursework related to homeland security, such as national security law, criminal investigations and comparative law.

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