B.S. in Criminal Justice — Homeland Security

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is an online or on-campus degree that will help prepare you for a career in local, state, federal or international law enforcement organizations. This program emphasizes a Christian worldview, strong academic content, critical thinking and ethics. Through a strong core curriculum, you will learn about criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and constitutional law. Through the concentration in Homeland Security, you will focus on issues of criminal law, homeland security, terrorism and the criminal justice system.

  • Explore homeland security at and between local, state, and national government levels, and learn how to prepare for disaster and mitigate hazards.
  • Understand specific types of crimes, parties to crime, and criminal defense, as well as how to navigate the trial process, sentencing and appeals.
  • Become skilled at identifying the strategies and tactics of terrorist groups and addressing terrorism through the limits of the justice system.

Career Opportunities:

  • Homeland Security Official
  • Police Force
  • Detective Work
  • Probation
  • Border Patrol
  • Customs

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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