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Online Degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Modern Middle East
  • Terrorism
  • Legal Issues in Counter-Terrorism
  • Exploitable Weaknesses in Terrorist Organizations
  • Local Response to Terrorism

Why choose our online degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security?

An online degree in criminal justice and homeland security will prepare you to help keep our country safe. Sept. 11 increased the demand for security and terrorism experts to protect U.S. and global communities. Saint Leo University’s bachelor’s degree in criminal justice - homeland security specialization trains you to divert the next terrorist attack, respond to natural disasters and keep America secure — in cyberspace, at our country’s borders, and by air, land and sea.

Pursuing an online degree in criminal justice and homeland security will enable you to become an expert on international and domestic terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, law enforcement ethics and law, and Middle Eastern political, religious and economic forces. Saint Leo is an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates, and our faculty members have served as local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisors.

Our online criminal justice degree program with a specialization in homeland security will allow you the flexibility you need to successfully manage home and work life with your studies. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and position yourself for success in a growing field that you can truly make a difference in upon graduation.

Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals online for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people. Apply today for your chance to make a difference and help keep our country safe.

Saint Leo also offers a BA in Criminal Justice: Criminalistics specialization and a general BA in Criminal Justice, as well as multiple graduate degrees in Criminal Justice.


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What can you do with a Criminal Justice - Homeland Security degree?

Graduates pursue careers in the Department of Homeland Security, specializing in counterterrorism, border security, disaster management, immigration and cybersecurity. They also work in law enforcement, private security and security-related positions at the local, state, or federal government levels.
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Border Patrol Officer
  • CIA Agent
  • Military Support Specialist
  • Police Officer
  • FEMA Administrator
  • Immigration Enforcement Agent
  • Transportation Security Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Coast Guard Officer

Professional development opportunities.

Field placement

Earn your police standard certificate with training at the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy. Intern with agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Hands-on learning

Testify and sit on a jury for a courtroom role-playing assignment. Stand in the death chamber of the Florida state prison. Examine fingerprints in a forensics lab.

Co-curricular activities

Become an active member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society.

Where are Saint Leo Criminal Justice grads now?

  • Secret Service
  • FBI
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Atlanta Police Department
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