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

Effective November 13, 2016, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is a 182-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado Springs campus. The program consists of 66 credit hours of general education requirements; 28 credit hours devoted to the criminal justice core; and 88 credit hours for the homeland security and emergency management concentration.


The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program was developed in partnership with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School. Its “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, and the threat of terrorism for 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.

Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Security Studies is to offer degrees in criminal justice, homeland security, and cybersecurity to create the professionals that will address issues these fields are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. The College anticipates industry and enterprise trends that have significant societal impact in order to provide diverse programs that cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural sensitivity to promote social justice and global security.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Concentration Outcomes
• 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

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

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
  • Virtual Campus