BS in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Specialize in Anti-Terrorism and Human Threats


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

When natural and human-made hazards hit, the Department of Homeland Security is there to keep both lives and property safe. Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science (BS) 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. You can gain the knowledge you need to work in a variety of careers in criminal justice, government, and homeland security. Designed to be completed in 4 years or less, this is more than an anti-terrorism degree online. You will gain broad foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system as well as other topics related to homeland security.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Are you looking for a career that will help you protect and serve your country? Liberty University’s homeland security degree program will help you make a difference in the lives of those affected by disasters and prevent terrorist attacks before they occur. Also, we strive to teach our programs from a Christian worldview and use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world.

Our homeland security degree program can help you stand out as an ethical and value-driven professional. Learn to serve your community and country with the skill set necessary to serve in security, disaster response, anti-terrorism, and intelligence.

Liberty’s homeland security major can equip you with the skill set needed to protect your country and its citizens. Reviewing the history of terrorist threats and the United States’ strategic responses to those events can prepare you to react to future incidents. You will be introduced to emergency preparedness tactics, such as command arrangements, coordination, and budgetary issues seen among emergency responders.

Identifying what infrastructure are possible targets and how to protect them is another critical part of homeland security. This might include agriculture, cyber and information technology, telecommunications, transportation, energy, and emergency services. You will understand the importance and impact on both personal safety and the economic performance of the nation.

You will also develop an awareness of the effect of human influence and behavior on disaster response and recovery. Understanding the post-traumatic effects of various kinds of disasters can help prepare for all possibilities that can occur due to disaster warnings, civil unrest, evacuations, and a variety of other scenarios.

You will also gain a strong understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system and the legislation that created the laws we have today. 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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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.