B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland and International Security Concentration

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Program Description

The Homeland and International Security concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree builds skills and knowledge related to establishing and organizing national security efforts and defending against foreign and domestic terrorism. 

Delivery Modes

  • Traditional (on campus)
  • Global Online (100% online)

Curriculum

On Campus

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
JUS 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies 3
JUS 102  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Related Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
JUS 103  Correctional Systems 3
Related Electives 6
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice 3
JUS 361  Court Systems 3
Free Elective
3
Laboratory Course
3
General Education Course
3
   
Fourth Semester 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
Related Elective 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure
3
Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
Total 120

Concentration Courses

  • JUS 104  Introduction to Security
  • JUS 205  Principles of Homeland Security

Related Electives

  • JUS 305  International Criminal Justice
  • JUS 335  Corporate Security Law
  • JUS 338  Executive Protection
  • JUS 399  Selected Topics (Repeatable)
  • JUS 405  Cyber Security
  • JUS 410  International Security
  • JUS 415  Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice
  • JUS 429  Terrorism
  • JUS 430  Criminal intelligence Analysis
  • JUS 435  Countering Terrorism
  • JUS 498  Criminal Justice Internship

Online

Course Credits
Required Major Courses 33
JUS 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies 3
JUS 102  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
JUS 103  Correctional Systems 3
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice 3
JUS 361  Court Systems
3
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure  3
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
   
Concentration Courses 9
JUS 104  Introduction to Security  3
JUS 205  Principles of Homeland Security 3
JUS 440  Military Criminal Justice
3
   
Related Electives 12
JUS 305  International Criminal Justice 3
JUS 335  Corporate Security Law 3
JUS 338  Executive Protection 3
JUS 399  Selected Topics (Repeatable) 3
JUS 405  Cybersecurity 3
JUS 410  International Security 3
JUS 415  Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 429  Terrorism 3
JUS 430  Criminal Intelligence Analysis  3
JUS 435  Countering Terrorism
3
JUS 498  Criminal Justice Internship 3
   
General Education Courses 40
   
Additional Electives 26
   
Total 120

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.S. in Criminal Justice to M.A. in Criminal Justice: Applied Criminology) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpages

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/criminal-justice/homeland-security.aspx

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/criminal-justice/homeland-security-online.aspx