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Protect America’s Future

The BS in Homeland Security prepares you to lead the fight against natural and human-caused threats.

Homeland Security

Offered by: Criminology and Security Studies

In the Homeland Security program, you will be trained in the mechanics of the homeland defense field. You will gain the knowledge on how to perform counter-terrorism procedures, protect infrastructure actions, and secure intelligence operations.

The program prepares you to:

  • learn cultural awareness/foreign language component
  • participate in a final capstone project
  • gain real world experience through internship opportunities.

Why Choose Homeland Security?

A degree in Homeland Security contains high in-demand core competency areas for which professionals are looking. The multidisciplinary program will prepare you for this fast-growing government field, exposing you to a range of careers and professional certifications.

What Will You Learn?

You will gain a background in the fundamentals of planning, analysis, and response to domestic and internal threats.

You will study the following topics:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Ethics
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Law
  • Multicultural Competence
  • Physical Security
  • Risk Analysis
  • Terrorism

You will learn field-specific emergent concepts/theories, practices, and technologies focused on safeguarding people, key assets, and critical infrastructures.

Careers In Homeland Security

Graduates from SRU's Homeland Security program succeed in the following careers:

  • Areas of Intelligence
  • Emergency Response
  • General Mission Support
  • Immigration
  • Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Travel Security

Clubs & Organizations

  • Criminology Security Advisory Board
  • Criminology Security Student Club
  • Security Internship Program