Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security Concentration

The Becker College Homeland Security Concentration will produce graduates prepared for careers in law enforcement, firefighting, government, law, emergency response and management, and research. Courses in the Homeland Security Concentration focus on an in-depth understanding of motivations and trends, threat assessment, information security, leadership, public policy planning, preparedness and response. Students receive interdisciplinary training in advanced research into causes and management techniques, learning a wide range of skills necessary to anticipate, understand, and deal with incidents of terrorism. Courses in U.S. history and constitutional law and policy are also provided to prepare students for dealing with domestic threats.


For more information about the Homeland Security concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Homeland Security Concentration


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice System and Process JUST1100 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Criminal Law LGLS1102 3
Math Elective 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1001 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
Theories of Crime JUST1300 3
American Government GOVT1108 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Introduction to Homeland Security JUST 1200 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Evolution of Terrorism JUST2805 3
Intelligence in Homeland Security JUST2810 3
Writing About Literature ENGL1003 3
Criminology SOCI2001 3
Criminal Procedure and Evidence JUST3200 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Physical Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection JUST2815 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Forensic Psychology FORE2400 3

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship OR Criminal Justice Elective JUST3902 3
Threat Assessment and Management JUST3100 3
Victimology and Victim Services JUST2204 3
Cyber Crime JUST3305 3
Information Security and Information Technology Fundamentals CPTR2800 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship OR Criminal Justice Elective JUST3902 3
Deviance and Social Control SOCI3200 3
Science with Lab Elective 4
Open Elective 3
American Constitutional Law GOVT4100 3

Credits Total: 31

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
General Education Elective 3
Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice JUST4505 3
Open Elective 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Social Psychology or Abnormal Psychology PSYC2105 or PSYC3400 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Capstone JUST4901 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Data Analysis SOCI4001 3

Credits Total: 30