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Homeland Security, Bachelor of Science

126 Credits
College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

The Homeland Security Program at St. John’s University focuses on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters. With the majority of this infrastructure (energy, transportation, telecommunications, agriculture, etc.) controlled by private industries, an unparalleled working relationship has developed between various levels of government, the private sector, and international partners. The Homeland Security Program explores these vital partnerships and provides students with a solution-oriented understanding of the multifaceted issues in the homeland security field.

The Homeland Security Students Association at St. John’s University bridges academic studies with real-world opportunities by sponsoring an array of interesting events and providing unique resources for all students interested in the homeland security field. From dynamic guest presentations to memorable educational excursions, the Homeland Security Students Association is a vital part of the educational experience at St. John’s University.

CURRICULUM
The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security is designed to provide a professional dimension for the managerial and technological phases of homeland and organizational security. Students cover a diverse curriculum, including topics such as terrorism, asset and facility protection, intelligence and investigation, issues in global security, and border protection.
Students will be able to concentrate in one of these four tracks:

  • Organizational Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Intelligence
  • National Security
  • To obtain this degree, 126 credits must be completed. A minor in Homeland Security is also available. 

Admission

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

 

Courses

Opportunities

INTERNSHIPS
Internships in the Homeland Security Program provide outstanding opportunities for students to apply academic content in a practical, real-world environment. Eligible juniors and seniors may earn three to six credits interning in various governmental security agencies and some of the most dynamic corporate security organizations in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Students receive valuable experience while making important industry contacts, which may lead to future career opportunities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The homeland security field has been one of the fastest-growing industries in recent years. Government and corporate-sector employers are turning to qualified security professionals to protect valuable resources, combat losses, and mitigate hazardous threats. You can prepare for an exciting career in this field through this bachelor of science degree program at St. John’s University. Offered through the College of Professional Studies, the Homeland Security Program prepares students for executive leadership careers in the homeland security sector.

Additional Information

Students learn from a nationally acclaimed faculty of scholars and practitioners experienced with security issues in the public and private sectors. With contacts throughout the New York metropolitan area, professors offer access to valuable internship and career opportunities. Students also benefit from St. John’s University’s long history of excellence in the areas of criminal justice.

One of more than 180 student organizations at St. John's, the Homeland Security Association brings students into contact with the structures and procedures of the homeland and corporate security enterprise. The Association acts as an information center concerning career opportunities and job availability. It sponsors guest lectures, seminars, on-site visits and opportunities to meet and speak with practitioners in the field. Membership is open to all students.

The College of Professional Studies offers membership in the following honor societies:

  • The College of Professional Studies Honor Society: Recognizing undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement in campus, church or community activities. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits (30 in CPS) with an index of 3.5 for all coursework.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma: The Alpha Epsilon Rho Chapter of this criminal justice honor society, for students with a 3.2 overall index (including transfer credits) and a 3.2 index in the Criminal Justice major.
  • Lambda Epsilon Chi: Applicants to this national Legal Studies honor society must major in Legal Studies (A.S. or B.S. degree) with an overall index of 3.5 after completing two-thirds of all course requirements for the degree.

St. John’s offers access to outstanding academic resources. Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service
food court.

One of more than 180 student organizations at St. John's, the Homeland Security Association brings students into contact with the structures and procedures of the homeland and corporate security enterprise. The Association acts as an information center concerning career opportunities and job availability. It sponsors guest lectures, seminars, on-site visits and opportunities to meet and speak with practitioners in the field. Membership is open to all students.

Program News

Fifteen students from St. John’s Staten Island campus spent early January 2016 in Paris, France, where they learned about international efforts to combat terrorism with a University professor...