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Homeland Security Specialization
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Liberal Arts & Sciences

Homeland Security Studies Specialization

Homeland Security Studies Degree Specialization

Formed to fulfill a crucial mission, the Department of Homeland Security aims to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and minimize the damage from attacks should they occur. DeVry University's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Homeland Security Studies can help you gain a fundamental understanding of national security, terrorism, international concerns, intelligence analysis and emergency management.  

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Program Coursework

Our Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security Studies may include these courses:

Homeland Security and Terrorism

Security Intelligence Analysis

International Relations

Terrorism Investigation

Emergency Management

Disaster Response

Terrorism in Emergency Management

Crisis Intervention

Homeland Security and Terrorism

This course provides a foundation for understanding the scope of homeland security, including responsibilities and strategies of the Department of Homeland Security and related government agencies.

Security Intelligence Analysis

This course investigates intelligence analysis principles and methods as applicable to homeland-security-related case studies and scenarios.

International Relations

This course examines world politics as related to international conflict and security. Behavior and relationships among states are explored through case studies and real-world events.

Terrorism Investigation

This course focuses on techniques law enforcement professionals employ in investigating terrorism. Strategic, political, social and religious underpinnings of terrorism are examined, as are current challenges, laws and policies in defense of the U.S. homeland.

Emergency Management

This course deals with emergency or disaster risk mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Topics covered include managing complex organizations and emergency decision-making, interagency cooperation, and recovery challenges.

Disaster Response

This course explores various types and phases of disasters, responses that are planned or improvised, and problem avoidance during disasters. Urgent care of disaster victims, search and rescue, dealing with fatalities and models of overall recovery operations are examined.

Terrorism in Emergency Management

This course covers emergency management considerations when terrorist behavior or acts are a factor. Threats, consequences and responses – with an interagency perspective – are considered through the life cycle of emergency management, from preparedness and planning to long-term recovery.

Crisis Intervention

This course explores approaches to intervening in traumatic or dangerous social events precipitated by groups, individuals or environmental factors, with consequences for individuals or groups.

To learn more about required and elective Homeland Security courses as well as those for the Justice Administration degree program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.

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.