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Master of Science in Legal Studies: Homeland Security ConcentrationMaster of Science in Legal Studies: Homeland Security Concentration

Master of Science in Legal Studies: Homeland Security Concentration

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.

Get a description of each of Cal U's online Homeland Security courses from our Course Catalog here

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.

Required Courses12 Credits

LAW 600Law and Public Policy3
LAW 601Law and Ethics3
LAW 602Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution3
LAW 603Law and Legal Method3

Homeland Security Concentration15 Credits

AST 700U.S. Homeland Security3
AST 720 Domestic Extremism in the United States3
AST 740Terrorism, Threat & Vulnerability Analysis & Protection3
AST 760Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security3
AST 780Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security3

Homeland Security Electives9-10 Credits

PCJ 747Financial Investigations3
PCJ 748Criminal Justice Organization and Management3
PCJ 749Seminar in Justice Studies3
PCJ 750Sexual Assault Investigations3
PCJ 751Executive Protection3
PCJ 752Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law3
PCJ 755Polygraph and Lie Detection3
LAW 605Law and Police Process3
LAW 607Law and Criminal Conduct3
LAW 700Law and the International Community3
LAW 702Law, Science and Forensic Applications3
LAW 730Independent Study in Law and Public Policy3
RES 849Thesis4

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