Homeland Security

Students develop Homeland Security concentrations to explore the threats to America posed by internal and external organizations who would do us harm. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of:

  • the causes of terrorism
  • responses to terrorist acts
  • controversies resulting from protective actions
  • the tension between concerns for privacy and the desire to identify those with destructive intentions

As a professional in this area, you will want to understand and use the tools available within the criminal justice system to address threats to our well-being. You will also draw on expertise within the field of emergency management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from attacks on the community and society-at-large.

Courses Relevant to Homeland Security

  • Security Management
  • Perspectives on Terrorism
  • Protecting America: Cases and Controversies
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Privacy, Security, and Freedom: Social Concerns for the 21st Century
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Criminal Justice Management and Policy
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Crime and Intelligence Analysis
  • Exploring Society
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice
  • Disaster Planning and Control
  • Managing Bio-Terrorism and Public Health Emergencies
  • Mass Disasters: Implications for Public Policy
  • Psycho-Social Impacts of Mass Disasters