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BS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Students enrolled in Walden University's B.S. in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Homeland Security have the opportunity to learn from a core criminal justice curriculum, Homeland Security concentration courses, and general education courses. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's B.S. in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Homeland Security is designed to teach students about types of disasters, weapons of mass destruction, and biological agents and how to respond to such threats. Students learn valuable skills that are necessary among first responders, hazardous material managers, emergency relief agencies, and border patrol. Specialized instruction in homeland security complements core criminal justice coursework in criminology, criminal law, corrections, judicial process, and law enforcement. Students also have the opportunity to take courses from other concentration areas within the Criminal Justice program as part of the requirement to earn 75 credits through elective courses.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

Four and a half years: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

181 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Courses for a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
Communication Skills for Career Development 1
Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems 5
Criminology and Social Control 5
Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 5
Criminal Law 5
Corrections 5
Courts and Judicial Process 5
Law Enforcement 5
Data Analysis for the Criminal Justice Professional 5

Concentration Courses

Course Title Credits
Terrorism 5
Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination 5
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disaster Response 5

Elective Courses

Choose 15 additional electives (75 credits) from any B.S. in Criminal Justice concentration or the general education courses or from concentration courses in any bachelor's program.

Capstone Course

Course Title Credits
Capstone: International Justice and Human Rights 5

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students completing Walden University's BS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security program may be interested in pursuing graduate degree programs. Graduate programs can allow students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the criminal justice system and homeland security.

Graduate programs that might interest students include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Ph.D. in Human Services
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of this program have developed knowledge of terrorism, response techniques for mass disasters, and cross-agency cooperation.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • First Responder
  • Disaster Management Worker
  • Emergency Relief Worker