This concentration explores the threats to American posed by internal and external organizations who would do us harm. You will develop an understanding of the causes or terrorism, responses to terrorist acts, and controversies resulting from actions that we might take to protect ourselves from such acts. You will come to appreciate the tension that arises between our concerns for privacy – protected by the Constitution, and our need to identify those with evil intentions. As a professional in this area, you will want to understand and use the tools available within the criminal justice system to address threats to our well-being. You will also draw on expertise within the field of emergency management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from attacks on the community and society-at-large.
Here is a sample of available courses:
Perspectives on Terrorism
Protecting America: Cases and Controversies
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Privacy, Security, and Freedom: Social Concerns for the 21st Century
Criminal Justice Management and Policy
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice
Disaster Planning and Control
Managing Bio-Terrorism and Public Health Emergencies
Mass Disasters: Implications for Public Policy
Psycho-Social Impacts of Mass Disasters
Sample Degree Program in Homeland Security
The Center for Distance Learning Catalog has a complete set of course listings and more detailed information pertaining to the Bachelor’s degree.
You may be able to earn credit for college-level learning obtained from your experience on the job, or from courses offered through the Department of Homeland Security and its agencies.
For more information on tuition, college application, course registration and more, visit our Center for Distance Learning.