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