Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Homeland Security Studies.

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Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration with Homeland Security Studies Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$609/Credit
Hour

What You'll Learn

The Homeland Security Studies Specialization covers the following:

  • Law and Government
    Understand laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and political processes.
  • Sociology
    Understand group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity and cultures.
  • Psychology
    Observe and interpret personality, interests, learning and motivation, then apply psychological research methods.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Observation
    Identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Public Safety and Security
    Gain knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state and national security for the protection of people, data, property and institutions.
  • Administration and Management
    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

YOUR FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Homeland Security Studies Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Border Patrol Agent

  • Investigator

  • Police Patrol Officer

  • Public Safety Officer

  • State Trooper

Program-Specific Courses

Homeland Security Studies

JADM423 Terrorism Investigation
JADM455 Emergency Management
JADM480 Homeland Security and Terrorism
JADM485 Security Intelligence Analysis
POLI457 International Relations

Core Degree Courses

Justice Administration Foundation

JADM100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
JADM110 Introduction to Criminology
JADM120 Introduction to Policing
JADM200 Introduction to Criminal Law
JADM210 Introduction to Corrections
JADM220 Introduction to Ethics and Criminal Justice
JADM230 Introduction to Juvenile Justice
JADM240 Introduction to the Criminal Courts
JADM250 Police Report Writing
JADM270 Correctional Counseling
JADM300 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems
JADM310 Drugs and Society
JADM320 Criminal Procedure
JADM330 Victimology
JADM340 Criminal Evidence
JADM350 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

SENIOR PROJECTS

JADM490 Senior Project I
JADM494 Senior Project II

General Degree Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities1

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

POLI330 Political Science
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Business

MGMT404 Project Management

Computing

COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab (2)

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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 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.
1Students enrolled at a Nevada location take POLI332.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.