The Homeland Security Program focuses on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters.
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.
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:
To obtain this degree, 120 credits must be completed. A minor in Homeland Security is also available.
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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.
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 Collins College of Professional Studies, the Homeland Security Program prepares students for executive leadership careers in the homeland security sector.
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.
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Homeland Security (Intelligence Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Homeland Security (National Security Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Homeland Security (Organizational Security Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Homeland Security (Emergency Management Track), students complete 120 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective courses as outlined below.
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Continue your education with a Masters of Professional Studies degree in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership.
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