Master of Science in Legal Studies: Homeland Security Track
The threat of terror and the posture to withstand its onslaught can only be described as a very serious business. Trained, educated and intellectually sophisticated specialists compose the front lines of defense in the ongoing resistance to those forces, which undermine the American way of life. Day to day, dedicated civil servants serve the needs of so many so often that the additional variable of terrorism cannot always be the primary consideration.
The homeland security online program delivers graduate education with three primary objectives in mind:
- Develop strategies, plans and programs to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism.
- Build the organizational arrangements needed to strengthen homeland security, including local/state/federal, civil-military and interagency cooperation.
- Help government leaders make immediate as well as longer-term improvements in homeland security preparedness, by having our graduates conduct policy development work on real world, actionable opportunities for progress.
Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.
Core Courses12 Hours
|LAW 600||Law and Public Policy||3|
|LAW 601||Law and Ethics||3|
|LAW 602||Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution||3|
|LAW 603||Law and Legal Method||3|
Homeland Security Track12 Hours
|AST 700||U.S. Homeland Security||3|
|AST 740||Terrorism, Threat & Vulnerability Analysis & Protection||3|
|AST 760||Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security||3|
|AST 780||Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security||3|
Homeland Security Electives12 Hours
|PCJ 747||Financial Investigations||3|
|PCJ 748||Criminal Justice Organization and Management||3|
|PCJ 749||Seminar in Justice Studies||3|
|PCJ 750||Sexual Assault Investigations||3|
|PCJ 751||Executive Protection||3|
|PCJ 752||Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law||3|
|PCJ 755||Polygraph and Lie Detection||3|
|LAW 605||Law and Police Process||3|
|LAW 607||Law and Criminal Conduct||3|
|LAW 700||Law and the International Community||3|
|LAW 702||Law, Science and Forensic Applications||3|
|LAW 730||Independent Study in Law and Public Policy||3|