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Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Why choose our Criminal Justice degree with Homeland Security specialization?

September 11th increased the demand for security and terrorism experts to protect U.S. and global communities. Saint Leo’s B.S. 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.

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 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.

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.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

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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