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Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree
Homeland Security & Counterterrorism

Focus your criminal justice education in homeland security and counterterrorism

  • Program length: 32 months
  • 100% online classes you can take right at home
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Rolling admissions: start your degree when it’s right for you
  • Become qualified for entry-level jobs in homeland security
Waived enrollment fee Classes start May 10th
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Build a career keeping our country safe

Our nation’s freedom depends on educated professionals passionately defending its citizens from threats both at home and abroad.

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with courses focused on homeland security and counterterrorism allows you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure our country’s safety and security.

Earn the education you need to join the ranks of behind-the-scenes heroes ensuring Americans are free to wake up every day and pursue their dreams. A career making a real impact in the lives of every American IS possible with Herzing University.

Classes Start April 5th

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Classes & curriculum details

In addition to core criminal justice courses, this program also delves into criminal psychology and investigation, narcotics and financial crimes. In their homeland security coursework, students explore such critical areas as fire science, terrorism, emergency management, and incident stress management. Today, this knowledge of homeland security and public safety strategies is very valuable to any criminal justice-related career. 

All classes are delivered online.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice With a Concentration in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism32120
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Required Courses in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

All courses, 72.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Open Elective Courses

A minimum of 6.00 open elective semester credit hours is required. Qualified students will have the opportunity to elect to take masters-level courses as a part of the Dual-Credit Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Required Capstone or Internship

All courses, 4.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.

Dual Credit

Save time and money by earning dual credit

Students enrolled in Herzing University’s Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism bachelor’s degree program can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Qualifying undergraduate students may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.

HR graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.

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Criminal Justice program enrollment prerequisites

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program in Homeland Security & Counterterrorism include:

  • Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application
  • Students seeking to enroll in the associate degree program will be required to meet special employment criteria prior to being admitted. For specific requirements please check with the Admissions Office.

Classes Start April 5th

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This program provides students with a comprehensive academic knowledge of public safety; including criminology, law enforcement, courts, fire science, corrections, and industrial security as it relates to the coordination of homeland security activities between public safety agencies at various levels of government as well as the skills and techniques used in these disciplines. This degree can also provide advancement opportunities for law enforcement personnel requiring a bachelor's degree when applying for or advancing within the profession. (Some states, including but not limited to Minnesota, require additional federal, state, local or private certification, licensing, and/or training academy completion to be eligible for employment in a homeland security, public safety, or law enforcement position.)

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