2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
    
    Sep 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security - BS in Criminal Justice


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In the wake of the events on 9/11, the field of homeland security has grown exponentially. Students who want to learn more about standard operating procedures for identifying, planning for, and responding to terrorist threats, as well as patterns and trends related to terrorism, should consider the Homeland Security concentration. Students will explore all types of weapons of mass destruction, including biological and chemical threats and disasters, and they will discover how to manage such incidents. Students will also study the skills required for a homeland security position with the border patrol; local and regional first responders; hazardous material response teams; and emergency relief agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (40 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
  • Elective courses (75 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (75 cr.)


Choose 15 courses from general education, BS in Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 75 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.