IMMEDIATELY APPLY NEW SKILLS

Getting an online degree in homeland security and management will give you the skills you need to:

  • Examine the nature of and responses to natural disasters, terrorism, and national security
  • Conduct investigations, assess public and private security vulnerabilities, and propose appropriate solutions
  • Review intra-agency communication and cooperation strategies in homeland security and emergency management
  • Understand the causes of crime and its effect on society
  • Comprehend how different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts and corrections) work together at the federal, state and local levels
  • Apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations; discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every criminal justice course
  • Build leadership skills that can help you stand out and advance in your career
  • Identify the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime
  • Communicate effectively, share information, persuade others, and manage conflicts
  • Think critically, to effectively investigate crimes, enforce laws, and implement corrections

AT-A-GLANCE

Summer Classes Start:

July 1

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,465

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ONLINE BACHELOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY MANAGEMENT COURSES

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • CRJ 420 - Emergency Management Procedures

    Get an in-depth review of the concepts of emergency management work. Discuss operational aspects 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. Focus on using technologies, enhancing your leadership skills and overcoming the challenges of communications in disaster work.

  • CRJ 440 - Terrorism and Antiterrorism

    Get an exposure to the various forms of terrorism. Review terrorism from a theoretical and sociological perspective, including causal effects of past, current and new forms of terrorist behavior. Discuss operational responses to terrorism, with special emphasis on the role of homeland security.

  • SEC 310 - Homeland Security Organization and Administration

    Examine the organization and practice of the Department of Homeland Security and the 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

    Assess the skills and solutions needed to proactively deliver security services, namely detecting and preventing security incidents. Focus on both line-level and managerial skills required to conduct security tasks and 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.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO REAL THREATS

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.

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