Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management Concentration

To help students prepare to play a role in the vital effort to protect our nation, CTU developed the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security and Emergency Management (BSCJ-HEM) program for the Online platform with the guidance of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School. It’s “All-Hazards” approach to Homeland Security training and education is designed to help students acquire an in-depth understanding of emergency management, technology, communications, intelligence, critical infrastructure, terrorism, and other knowledge needed in a wide range of government and private organizations. Students will also have the opportunity to develop essential skills in ethics, critical thinking, and strategic planning.

BSCJ Program prepares the student to:

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to help secure a position in the criminal justice field
  • Identify/recognize the diverse needs of the criminal justice system and the public it serves
  • Apply communication, professional skills and technical knowledge in the criminal justice field
  • Apply the fundamentals of homeland security and emergency management to create plans, analyze risk, and propose solutions for technology and critical infrastructure protection

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CJUS290Criminal Law

4

CJUS343Criminology

4

CJUS375Criminal Procedure

4

HLS110Terrorism: Origins, Ideologies and Goals

4

HLS120Introduction to Emergency Management

4

HLS200Introduction to Homeland Security Strategy

4

HLS210Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management Technologies and Applications

4

HLS300HR and Administrative Issues in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

4

HLS305Understanding Critical Infrastructures

4

HLS310Comparative Approaches to Event Management

4

HLS315Interagency Relationships in Homeland Security

4

HLS320Private Sector Role in Homeland Security

4

HLS325Research Methodology and Policy Analysis

4

HLS330Advanced Application of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Technologies

4

HLS340Emergent Topics in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

4

HLS350Introduction to Intelligence

4

HLS360Counterintelligence

4

HLS400Constitutional Law and Public Policy Analysis

4

HLS410The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism

4

HLS420Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security and Emergency Management

4

HLS430Planning for Homeland Security and Emergency Management

4

HLS450Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness

4

HLS460Advanced Application of Intelligence in Homeland Security

4

HLS470Evaluating Risk in Critical Infrastructure

4

HLS480Knowledge Into Practice: Communications and Emergency Planning

4

MGMT115Introductory Business Practices

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:116

Total Credit Hours: 182

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus