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BS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security program at Liberty University Online offers an examination of the criminal justice system and can help students prepare for careers in law enforcement and anti-terrorism. Find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a cognate in Homeland Security

School Offering Program:

Liberty University Online

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a cognate in Homeland Security program should be interested in learning about the American criminal justice system and may have experience as a law enforcement official. Applicants to Liberty University Online's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Enrollment in Liberty University Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a cognate in Homeland Security program offers students the opportunity to study the history of the United States' criminal justice system and law enforcement, including law enforcement agencies, the court systems, corrections, and the juvenile justice systems. Students can learn about organizational behavior and management for criminal justice organizations, criminal procedure, the judicial process, and the role of courts, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officials. Additional topics examine terrorism, criminology, criminal law, and techniques for criminal investigations. Concentration coursework includes an introduction to homeland security issues, incident command systems, critical infrastructure protection, and behavioral responses to disaster.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Around 87% of Liberty Online students receive financial aid, which is available in many forms, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University's financial support staff can help students find scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.

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

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty Online to confirm the most accurate program information.

Required Courses

  • CJUS 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJUS 230: Criminal Justice Research & Writing (3 credits)
  • CJUS 300: Administration of Justice Organizations (3 credits)
  • CJUS 310: Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
  • CJUS 320: Corrections (3 credits)
  • CJUS 330: Judicial Process (3 credits)
  • CJUS 340: Criminology (3 credits)
  • CJUS 350: Criminal Justice Ethics (3 credits)
  • CJUS 400: Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • CJUS 410: Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
  • CJUS 420: Criminal Investigations (3 credits)
  • GOVT 480: Terrorism (3 credits)
  • General Education Requirements (42 credits)
  • Electives (30 credits)

Homeland Security Required Courses

  • CJUS 380: Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits)
  • CJUS 381: Incident Command System (3 credits)
  • CJUS 382: Critical Infrastructure Protection (3 credits)
  • CJUS 383: Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a cognate in Homeland Security program can prepare students for entry into the field of law enforcement, those who earn a related master's degree could be prepared for more challenging or senior roles. Master's programs graduates may wish to consider include:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Potential Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a cognate in Homeland Security program is intended to prepare students for employment opportunities in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Graduates of the program may find career opportunities in areas such as counter-terrorism, cyber security, border and immigration services, or transportation security. Potential positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Police officer
  • FBI agent
  • Detective
  • Probation officer

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