Homeland Security Careers Overview
Recent superstorms and natural disasters have increased the need for jobs in the field of Homeland Security. With our specialization in Homeland Security Studies, you may be prepared to enter the fields of law enforcement or emergency management.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Homeland Security Studies can help equip you with the practical skills you need to fight threats, and minimize the damage when natural disasters or attacks occur.
When you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Homeland Security Studies, you may be prepared with the knowledge and skill set necessary for employment in careers related to homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement in both the public and private sectors. Your professional responsibilities could include:
- Detecting, preventing and apprehending undocumented aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land borders by maintaining surveillance from covert positions
- Overseeing and maintaining custody, care and control of inmates or detainees of a facility, while enforcing the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the company and contracting agency
- Supervising and coordinating activities of members of the police force
- Investigating or inspecting government property. Preparing correspondences, reports of inspections, investigations and recommendations for action
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DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field. Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.