Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Protect Your Community with a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree can help you develop your professional skills and understand the delicate internal workings of the Department of Homeland Security. At Liberty, we have created our homeland security degree with your success in mind — providing a strong foundational knowledge of the skills necessary to serve and protect your community and country. Designed to be completed in 4 years or less and available 100% online, this program will allow you to continue to work while going to college.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Homeland Security Bachelor’s 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 integrates tenants of the Christian faith into the training you’ll receive so that you can enter your career with confidence. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world.

Whether you are currently serving in homeland security, or you are looking to start a new career, our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree program can help you stand out as an ethical and value-driven professional with the skill set necessary to serve in security, disaster response, anti-terrorism, and intelligence.

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What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Degree Program?

Our online B.S. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security can equip you with the skill set needed to protect your country and its citizens. Your online homeland security classes review the history of terrorist threats and the United States’ strategic responses to those events. You will be introduced to emergency preparedness tactics specifically in the areas of command arrangements, coordination, and budgetary issues seen among emergency responders.

Through in-depth 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 online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can prepare you to protect and serve your country with focused research, engaging classes, and preparedness strategies. 

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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 First Responder Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens of tuition off the men and women who work in public service. For more information on eligibility and claiming this discount, please visit the First Responder Discount Page.

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).

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Military Benefits
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Benefits of Our Online Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 years — and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks will be provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • By earning your homeland security degree program from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 in the top 5 for Best Online Homeland Security Degree Programs according to!
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders, policymakers, and experts in homeland security from across the country.

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Are you interested in other concentrations within the criminal justice field? Review our other areas of study for the B.S. in Criminal Justice here.

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Military Benefits of Our Online B.S. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Degree Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

What Careers Can You Pursue with a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security?

The homeland security degree is 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

Admission Requirements for Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.