Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - IL, NJ

Homeland Security And Emergency Management

Make a Difference with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Strayer University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with Homeland Security and Emergency Management concentration provides you with the knowledge, skills, and professional abilities relevant to the criminal justice field. Your online classes and on-campus criminal justice courses will prepare you to serve in roles such as a Private Security Officer, Emergency Management Specialist, Homeland Security Specialist, Border Security Officer, Maritime and Port Security Officer, and Surveillance Specialist.

With a Homeland Security and Emergency Management concentration you will:

  • Examine the nature of and responses to natural disasters, terrorism, and national security
  • Learn to assess public and private security vulnerabilities, ethically conduct investigations, and propose solutions that consider the impact on an environment’s infrastructure and resiliency
  • Review intra-agency communication and cooperation strategies in emergency management

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what causes crime and how it impacts our society.
  • Learn how the different arms of the US criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) work together at the federal, state, and local levels to keep our society safe.
  • Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crime, enforce laws, and implement corrections.
  • Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations -- discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every CJ course.
  • Build leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career
  • Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime.
  • Strengthen the communication skills that you need to effectively share information, persuade others, and manage conflicts.


  • CRJ 420-Emergency Management Procedures
  • CRJ 440-Terrorism and Antiterrorism
  • CRJ 499-Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • SEC 300-Principles of Public and Private Security
  • SEC 310-Homeland Security Organization and Administration
  • SEC 315-Security Assessment and Solutions

Click here to see full Criminal Justice In IL NJ – Homeland Security And Emergency Management curriculum and course descriptions

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Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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