BA in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Examine how to protect against and respond to terrorist incidents and other major threats.

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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management addresses our nation’s protection and the role of first-responders in an ever-changing landscape of domestic and international threats. In a post-9/11 world, protecting the homeland from terrorist attacks and responding during times of emergency has become an increasingly challenging task. This is driving demand for qualified criminal justice and law enforcement professionals.

What You'll Learn

In our BA in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security and Emergency Management program, offered 100% online, you’ll gain an understanding of domestic and foreign terror threats, and how they have changed over the years. You will also explore homeland security theories and practices, and mitigation and recovery methods related to manmade emergencies and natural disasters.

Featured Courses:

  • Concepts, Theories, and Practices in Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Terrorism
  • All Hazards Response, Mitigation, and Recovery
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Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Careers

Homeland security encompasses law enforcement as well as border security, waterways, ports of entry and exit, site security, and the various infrastructure and transportation systems around the country. Jobs range from customs officer to border patrol agent and emergency management coordinator. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, law enforcement and emergency management careers are projected to continue growing into the next decade. Here are some potential government agencies you could work for with a bachelor’s degree:

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Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

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