Homeland Security Specialization

Homeland Security keeps the homeland safe against danger and terrorism. Take courses that include topics such as modern terrorism, domestic terrorism, cyberterrorism, Homeland Security organization, strategies, programs and principles, emergency management, the media, and the issues of civil liberties through the Homeland Security Specialization offered at Ashford University. Learn how to protect your homeland with the Homeland Security Specialization. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.

Homeland Security Specialization for Graduate Degrees

Enhance your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Homeland Security. Focus your degree to understand more about the responsibilities of agencies, the causes and effects of terrorism, and the concepts of risk assessment. This graduate degree specialization consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses.

Degrees Offering the Homeland Security Specialization

Graduate Homeland Security Specialization Courses

CRJ 623 Homeland Security

3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the responsibilities and functions across agencies at various jurisdictional levels that have the charge of mitigating hostilities, threats, hazards, and consequences. Additionally, this course will study the methods of the most effective response systems. Students will develop the skills to identify, evaluate and resolve complex policy issues and initiate practical actions.

CRJ 628 Terrorism: Threats & Strategy

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of terrorism, both international and domestic. The course will explore the causes and effects of terrorism as they relate to political structures from both religious and historical perspectives; with particular focus on present day impacts.

CRJ 633 Risk Assessment

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide the student with advanced knowledge and understanding of the area of risk assessment and management. The focus is on the recognition of real and perceived threats, sharing information between communities and agencies, the collaboration of resources, and the management of risk. Students will examine the concepts of risk assessment, risk analysis, and the impacts of actual and suspected threats.