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Homeland Security BSCJ Degree

AIU offers a professionally focused BSCJ program with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management designed so students could prepare with skills that could be helpful in learning about managing natural and manmade crises.

 

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Homeland Security and Crisis Management to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to learn knowledge and skills that could be helpful in learning about managing natural and man-made crises.

  • Next Start Date

    August 24th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    45

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the BSCJ with a specialization in Homeland Security and Crisis Management can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

     

    • Apply 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.
    • Demonstrate foundational 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.
    • Apply key research areas on terrorism, counter-terrorism and natural disaster concepts of homeland security & crisis management through various scenarios.
    • Apply concepts of ethics and diversity as they relate to homeland security & crisis management.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     
    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    • In this specialized curriculum, students can work with simulated models from FEMA and other agencies to understand specific techniques for protecting critical infrastructures, intelligence gathering and technologies in homeland security and crisis management.

      Courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they can learn focused knowledge and skills that could be applicable in the field of homeland security and crisis management. For example:

      • In Terrorism and Homeland Security, students could learn an overview of the key security issues facing the United States in both the areas of Homeland Security and terrorism, including an exploration of the various dynamics of providing security in different settings.
      • In Stress and Crisis Management, students can be introduced to skills necessary to help resolve interpersonal conflict under very trying and stressful conditions, like those marked by catastrophic incidents as a terrorist act or a natural disaster.
      • In Psychosocial Dimensions of Terrorism, students can examine the motivations behind terrorist groups and the psychosocial impact of terrorist attacks. The course can assist students in understanding the impact of fear and government response to terrorism in the media.

      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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