Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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Maintain community safety and security
Our communities need professionals who can make the right choices in the face of threats to society’s well-being. Find the skills to support teams and organizations with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security & Emergency Management concentration from Strayer. You’ll learn how to identify vulnerabilities, minimize threats and effectively respond to crises.
Fall Classes Start on October 4
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11-week courses in the program
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Protect the public and vital institutions
Connecting, communicating and making fast decisions are some of the skills needed when danger threatens society. By studying Homeland Security and Emergency Management, you can develop expertise to support communities in times of crisis.
Build your skills
- Prepare to defend society in the fight against domestic and international terrorism.
- Identify vulnerabilities, minimize threats and actively respond to crises.
- Understand the impact of and response to historical disasters, acts of terrorism and threats to national security.
- Recognize how to resolve issues and mitigate future risks.
- Discover innovative approaches to preventing criminal activity.
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Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Access no-cost gen ed courses through Sophia Learning. Then, earn
even more courses, tuition-free, with the Strayer Graduation
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
Earn one tuition-free class at the end of your program for every three you complete with Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.
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Find solutions to real threats
In this program, you’ll build enhanced leadership and communications skills for a better understanding of the technologies needed to address natural and manmade disasters. View all courses.
This course provides an in-depth review of the concepts of emergency management work. The operational aspects are discussed in relation to the skills needed to do emergency management work, as well as the analytical and critical thinking skills needed for incident command work. Emphasis is placed on the use of technologies, enhanced leadership skills, and the challenges of communications in disaster work.
This course examines the organization and practice of Homeland Security and terrorist threats that dictate its operations. Topics include foundations of homeland security, terrorism, countermeasures and response to terrorist threats.
This course covers the basic assessment skills and solutions needed to proactively deliver security services, namely the prevention of security incidents and the detection of those that occur. Emphasis is placed on both line-level skills and managerial skills required to conduct security tasks to facilitate the prevention and detection of crime, with a special focus on the technologies and technological skills needed to perform these tasks in all forms of security work.
This course exposes the student to the various forms of terrorism. Explanations of terrorism from a theoretical and sociological perspective are reviewed as causal effects of past, current, and new forms of terrorist behavior. Operational responses to terrorism are discussed, with special emphasis on the role of Homeland Security.
Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.
This course introduces students to the components and operations of the criminal justice system. It examines the three main components of that system: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Issues and challenges within the criminal justice system and the system's future are also explored.
Bachelor’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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