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The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a Specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management provides students with an in-depth opportunity to study a fascinating field which has been recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the Emergency Management Higher Education Program. Students in this specialized homeland security degree program will gain the knowledge and skills common to homeland security and crisis management professionals.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of AIU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management can provide students with an understanding of the intersection of stress and crisis management, ethical issues in the field, critical infrastructure and terrorism and homeland security. Students will also gain an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Use foundational knowledge of homeland security & crisis management across a range of disciplines.
    • Conduct risk analysis and create emergency plans and strategic communications for homeland security & crisis management.
    • Show a knowledge of laws, national security and public policies governing homeland security and crisis management.
    • Apply research and analysis of homeland security & crisis management issues.
    • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of technology and critical infrastructure protection as they apply to homeland security & crisis management.
    • Utilize key research areas on terrorism, counter-terrorism and natural disaster concepts of homeland security & crisis management through various scenarios.
    • Understand the concepts of ethics and diversity as they relate to homeland security & crisis management.


    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • In addition to the general education requirements, the Specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management programs includes the following courses, taught by industry specialists, many of whom have relevant career experience in the field of homeland security and crisis management.The experiences and firsthand perspectives they may share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.


    • Foundations of Crisis Management
    • Law and Society
    • Terrorism and Homeland Security
    • Critical Infrastructures
    • Inter-agency Collaboration and Homeland Security
    • Stress and Crisis Management
    • Ethics, Intelligence & Technologies in Homeland Security
    • Homeland Security & Crisis Management Planning
    • Psychosocial Dimensions of Terrorism
    • Communication and Crisis Planning


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program with a Specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management is aimed toward helping students acquire a solid foundation with skills and understanding in preparedness, response and recovery from a full range of natural, technological and international hazards which confront our communities, states and the nation.

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