Major: Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
There is no doubt the events of September 11, 2001 made the issue of homeland security a top national priority, not only for government officials but for all Americans. While homeland security departments have been created at the state and national levels, the first line of defense against terrorism is still the police officer on the street.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security is designed to appeal to students from all backgrounds looking for advanced training in homeland security and terrorism studies. Our program allows you to tailor your education. We will provide a solid foundation in criminal justice, and you choose among electives and classes in your concentration, focusing on options such as law, public management, politics, psychology, and sociology.
The Criminal Justice/Homeland Security degree will prepare you for a successful career in a growing field by supplying you with up-to-date information as well as a broad understanding of theory and practice in the field. Whether you are called on to create a plan of prevention or offer insight into possible terrorist motivations, you will be ready to make a difference. The demand for personnel educated in the highly specialized field of homeland security has escalated steadily since 9/11, with career opportunities in city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as private businesses and industries.
The Department of Public Management & Criminal Justice is the sponsor of the APSU, Phi Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, which recognizes the academic excellence of Criminal Justice students.
Students with an overall GPA of 3.2 with Criminal Justice as their Major or Minor and have completed at least 4 CRJ classes are qualified to request membership.
The goals of the APSU, Phi Kappa Chapter are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.
Alpha Phi Sigma provides a local and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of criminal justice, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks.
Liberal Arts in University Life (1)
|Criminal Justice Required Courses (39)|
Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
Guided Electives (22 hours): May be taken from any college/school of the university. Note: 39 hours of required courses must be upper division (3000-4000 level)
American National Government (3)
|Office Location: |
School of Technology and Public Management
Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell
Building 203 Rooms 214
Bastogne Avenue & Air Assault
Fort Campbell KY 42223
Office: (931) 221-1480
Dr. James Prescott, Program Manager
Dr. Thomas O'Connor
Dr. Taj Hashmi
Dr. George Froggé