Homeland Security Careers

Protection Through Enforcement

Pursue your passion for helping the country by seeking a career in Homeland Security. Earn a degree in Justice Administration and specialize in Homeland Security Studies at DeVry University. Our coursework can help you gain the knowledge needed to combat threats ranging from natural disasters to attacks. Whether you want to work in law enforcement or emergency management, we can help you prepare for your future.

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Professional Responsibilities

A Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration with a Specialization in Homeland Security Studies can help you learn the skills for law enforcement or emergency management. Professional responsibilities could include:

  • Maintaining border security and conducting surveillance
  • Overseeing custody, care and control of inmates or detainees while enforcing policies and procedures
  • Supervising and coordinating activities of members of the police force
  • Investigating or inspecting government property as well as preparing correspondences, reports of inspections, investigations and recommendations for action


Justice administration graduates can work in numerous important industries, including:

  • Homeland security
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency management

Career Opportunities

Graduates who earn a Justice Administration degree with a Specialization in Homeland Security from DeVry are ready for careers including1:

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Investigator
  • Police/Patrol Officer
  • Public Safety Officer
  • State Trooper

1DeVry'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.