Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Online Degree Program

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Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers

Take your First Steps towards a Career in Criminal Justice with a Degree in Homeland Security!

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in Homeland Security or are you looking to expand your current knowledge in the criminal justice or homeland security fields? Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Homeland Security will set you on a path of success by developing your professional skills and helping you to gain an understanding of the delicate internal workings of the offices and Department of Homeland Security. With core courses in criminal justice ethics, the Judicial Process, and administration of Justice Organizations, you will build strong foundational knowledge in Criminal Justice Systems. Additionally, the Homeland Security Degree program will allow you to focus on the areas of Terrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

At Liberty University, we have created our Homeland Security Degree with your success in mind. The Online Homeland Security Degree was created to provide a strong foundational knowledge of the skills necessary to serve and protect your community and country. Designed to be completed in four years or less and available 100% online, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Homeland Security Degree?

Are you looking for a career that will help you protect and serve your country while also making a positive impact on those around you? Liberty University’s Homeland Security degree program has been designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently serving in Homeland Security, or looking to start a new career, our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Homeland Security will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, moral, ethical, and value-driven professional with the skill set necessary to serve in security, disaster response, anti-terrorism, and intelligence.

What Will You Learn in Our Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Degree?

Our Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree will equip you with the skill-set needed to protect your country and its citizens. Classes will review the history of terrorist threats and the United States’ strategic responses to such initiatives. You will be introduced to emergency preparedness tactics, specifically in the areas of command arrangements, coordination and budgetary issues seen among emergency responders. Through intense research into the United States’ current homeland security plan, you will be able to enter your criminal justice-based career with confidence. You will also gain a strong understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system and the legislation that created the department. Our Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree will prepare you to protect and serve your country through intense research, engaging classes and preparedness strategies.

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Benefits of an Online Homeland Security Degree

  • By earning your Homeland Security Degree program from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Our program ranked #1 in Best Online Homeland Security Degree Programs according to!
  • Ranked as one of the top affordable online colleges by, Liberty University’s online tuition rates have not risen in three years!
  • The Online Homeland Security Degree is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders, policymakers, and experts in Homeland Security from across the country.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue our Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online Program? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Generous Discount for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education and aims to help students achieve their educational goals, in whatever way we can. The Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens of tuition off the men and woman who work in public service. As Liberty University's way of saying 'Thank You,' we proudly provide you with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount
  • Opportunity for college credit for training and life experience.
  • Personalized service throughout your educational journey.
  • Potential stacking with other tuition benefits (Corporate Advantage Program or Military Benefits.)

For more information on eligibility and claiming this discount, please visit the Emergency Response Personnel Discount Page.

Program Format for the Homeland Security Degree

  • 100% online
  • 120 total hours
    • 36 hours are dedicated to Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
  • Optional 16-week Internship.
  • Up to 75% of the program hours may be transferred in from previous coursework
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Homeland Security Degree Information and Requirements

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What Careers can you pursue with an Online Homeland Security Degree?

The Homeland Security Degree was designed to lead you to a career to protect and serve your community.

Potential career fields include:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Cybersecurity
  • Domestic and International Terrorism
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Transportation Security