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

From disaster preparedness to counterintelligence to infrastructure management, homeland security and emergency management specialists play a vital role in maintaining our nation’s security. Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree provides students with the opportunity to develop the foundational knowledge and skills for a career in this ever-evolving field.

This concentration builds on the foundation of CTU’s Criminal Justice curriculum to focus on concepts and procedures relevant to homeland security and emergency management. The curriculum is designed to help provide students with an in-depth understanding of technology, communications, intelligence, critical infrastructure, terrorism, and other knowledge in a wide range of government and private organizations. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills in ethics, critical thinking, and strategic planning.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice4.5
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    POLS101Introduction to Political Science4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice4
    CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security4
    CJUS290Criminal Law4
    CJUS375Criminal Procedure4
    HLS110Terrorism: Origins, Ideologies and Goals4
    HLS120Introduction to Emergency Management4
    HLS200Introduction to Homeland Security Strategy4
    HLS210Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management Technologies and Applications4
    HLS300HR and Administrative Issues in Homeland Security and Emergency Management4
    HLS305Understanding Critical Infrastructures4
    HLS310Comparative Approaches to Event Management4
    HLS315Interagency Relationships in Homeland Security4
    HLS320Private Sector Role in Homeland Security4
    HLS325Research Methodology and Policy Analysis4
    HLS330Advanced Application of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Technologies4
    HLS340Emergent Topics in Homeland Security and Emergency Management4
    HLS350Introduction to Intelligence4
    HLS400Constitutional Law and Public Policy Analysis4
    HLS410The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism4
    HLS420Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security and Emergency Management4
    HLS430Planning for Homeland Security and Emergency Management4
    HLS450Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness4
    HLS460Advanced Application of Intelligence in Homeland Security4
    HLS470Evaluating Risk in Critical Infrastructure4
    HLS480Knowledge Into Practice: Communications and Emergency Planning4
    MGMT115Introductory Business Practices4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:116

    Total Credit Hours: 182

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • 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
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