Equip yourself with the skills needed to identify vulnerabilities, minimize threats, and actively respond to crises. Also, study the impact of and response to historical disasters, acts of terrorism, and threats to national security.


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  • CRJ 420 - Emergency Management Procedures

    This course provides an in-depth review of the concepts of emergency management work. The operational aspects are discussed in relation to the skills needed to do emergency management work, as well as the analytical and critical thinking skills needed for incident command work. Emphasis is placed on the use of technologies, enhanced leadership skills, and the challenges of communications in disaster work.

  • CRJ 440 - Terrorism and Antiterrorism

    This course exposes the student to the various forms of terrorism. Explanations of terrorism from a theoretical and sociological perspective are reviewed as causal effects of past, current, and new forms of terrorist behavior. Operational responses to terrorism are discussed, with special emphasis on the role of Homeland Security.

  • SEC 310 - Homeland Security Organization and Administration

    This course examines the organization and practice of Homeland Security and terrorist threats that dictate its operations. Topics include foundations of homeland security, terrorism, countermeasures and response to terrorist threats.

  • SEC 315 - Security Assessment and Solutions

    This course covers the basic assessment skills and solutions needed to proactively deliver security services, namely the prevention of security incidents and the detection of those that occur. Emphasis is placed on both line-level skills and managerial skills required to conduct security tasks to facilitate the prevention and detection of crime, with a special focus on the technologies and technological skills needed to perform these tasks in all forms of security work.



    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.


    Get an introduction to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and the use of personal productivity software. Demonstrate tasks in common software applications, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management and presentation graphics. 

  • CIS 170 - Information Technology in Criminal Justice

    Get an overview of the types of crimes and terrorist acts committed using digital technology. Explore information technology, computing networks and the Internet in a criminal justice context. Topics include the theories addressing digital criminals and an overview of legal strategies and tactics targeting digital crime. Examine fundamental research skills in the investigation of digital crime and terrorism.

  • CRJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    This course introduces students to the components and operations of the criminal justice system. It examines the three main components of that system: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Issues and challenges within the criminal justice system and the system's future are also explored.

  • CRJ 105 - Crime and Criminal Behavior

    This course covers the historical development of social and behavior explanations of adult crime, as well as juvenile crime and new evolutions in crime, including cyber crimes. Crime causation theories are explained in relation to policies developed from these theories and the real and intended impact of these policies are discussed to demonstrate their impact on society concerning crime prevention and criminal rehabilitation.

  • CRJ 180 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

    Examine criminal activity in juveniles, including the study of gangs, status offenses and the problems facing juveniles today. Get an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. Explore the causes of juvenile crime; the juvenile court system; and the institutionalization, rehabilitation and treatment of juveniles.

  • CRJ 220 - Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice

    Understand various philosophical approaches for developing appropriate ethical decision-making tools for the criminal justice profession. See ethical decision-making tools in application for policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice policy and criminal justice research. Focus on professional integrity and leadership skills that support laws, policies and procedures in criminal justice.

  • CRJ 320 - Criminal Investigation

    Discover the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for the in-court presentation of evidence through testimony. Discuss techniques for evidence collection, examination and preservation. Explore developing “high technologies” useful to the criminal investigator.

  • CRJ 325 - Criminal Procedure

    Prerequisite: LEG 320 This course provides a broad range of topics relevant to criminal behavior and the development of the personality. Biological, psychological, and social structural factors which influence the possible origin of criminal behavior, as well as criminal justice and societal approaches for preventing crime are addressed.

  • CRJ 499 - Undergraduate Capstone in Criminal Justice

    Analyze a social, psychological or business problem within criminal justice or homeland or private security and recommend solutions. Analyze a situation or policy, make a current assessment and provide a proposed solution. Apply theory, the use of research and evidence-based solutions, and incorporate ethical foundations to support your solutions.

  • LEG 320 - Criminal Law

    Familiarize yourself with the origins of criminal law and explore its historical development into modern American crimes codes. Learn about substantive criminal law and the associated legal principles and terminology. Contrast elements of crimes against persons, crimes against property, cyber crime, white collar crime and other types of crime. Examine early and modern approaches to identifying, deterring, preventing, detecting, prosecuting and punishing criminal behavior.

  • SOC 205 - Society, Law and Government

    Examine the function of the American court system in its operational role within the government, the rule of law and society. Understand the criminal court process and the role of the judiciary from a policy-making perspective that reveals the impact of the courts on society and the rule of law in the evolution of social change.


Terrorism and threats against our nation are very real. Do you want to join the fight?

Your online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in homeland security and emergency management prepares you for the front lines in the battle against domestic and international terrorism.

Strayer’s online homeland security and emergency management degree gives students like you the ability to identify vulnerabilities, minimize threats, and actively respond to crises. Our program lets you study the impact of and response to historical disasters, acts of terrorism, and threats to national security.

On your own flexible schedule, you will study how the justice system works to resolve issues and mitigate future risk.

Your online homeland security and emergency management degree also allows you to consider disaster response from strategic and operational levels, with a heavy focus on communication techniques needed during disaster work.

Earning your online homeland security and emergency management degree gives you an opportunity to protect all of us. We’re proud to help you prepare.



Each Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentrations.

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