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Homeland Security Degrees

Homeland Security Degrees

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Homeland Security degree programs represent a new directive in academia which responds to the specialized defense needs of the United States (generally understood as triggered by 9/11). Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the federal government has been investing heavily in the development of Homeland Security curriculum among community colleges, four-year institutions, and postgraduate schools across America.

Homeland Security is now one of the fastest growing government sectors; thousands of different jobs are offered by the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of State, and local government agencies.

As opposed to Criminal Justice degrees, which focus on traditional cause and effects of crime, Homeland Security focuses primarily on topics related to emergency preparedeness, counterterrorism, and international studies and policies. Other courses such as biotechnology, environmental science, and political science, are also becoming incorporated into Homeland Security degree programs.

In addition to traditional B.S. degrees in Homeland Security, many schools also offer certificate programs and even postgraduate degrees. Schools that don’t offer a major in Homeland Security may offer a minor or concentration in conjunction with another major, such as Political Science or Computer Science / Network Security.


Growing Careers Related to Homeland Security
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For more information, please refer to the following articles:

Federal Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors


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