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.


Classes Start

on campus, online

Program Available

On Campus/Online

Program Cost

$609/Credit Hour

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

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.

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 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 fieldBefore enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.

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.