Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security & Counterterrorism provides a deep understanding of the threat of terrorism and how best to respond to it. By pursuing this highly focused homeland security degree online, you'll gain insights into an area of criminal justice that continues to grow in demand.
Why choose a concentration in homeland security and counterterrorism at SNHU?
In the homeland security concentration, you'll examine the nature and history of terrorism and how terrorist groups succeed and fail, how to combat terror and how to respond to domestic and/or international terrorist campaigns. You'll also explore a wide range of security efforts and develop the analytical and policy skills required in this field.
If you have completed a basic police, corrections or probation and parole academy training, you may receive up to 12 credits toward your criminal justice degree at SNHU.
Courses in the homeland security degree online program will take you deep into the realms of psychology, American politics, criminal law and subjects specific to the study of terrorism and counterterrorism. Experienced, knowledgeable faculty will help you chart your course to a professional career in any number of related fields.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. Benefits of earning your criminal justice degree with a concentration in homeland security and counterterrorism online at SNHU include:
Graduates of our homeland security degree online program have the opportunity to begin or advance a career. Pursue positions in the private or government sector, including:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth for police and detectives to be around 7% through 2026.*
Law enforcement positions may involve additional training and eligibility requirements.
This specialized program offers students a focused overview of the purpose and function of homeland security and counterterrorism. You’ll explore how historical events and cultural differences within and outside of the U.S. have influenced the evolution of criminal justice. Strategies such as intelligence gathering, threat assessment and collaboration among various branches of the criminal justice system will be examined.
Embedded Communication Certificate
Jobs in the criminal justice field demand critical thinkers with tip-top communication skills. That’s why SNHU’s bachelor’s in criminal justice program includes an embedded communication certificate. Built to prepare learners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to communicate effectively, the certificate gives students resources to improve their ability to collect and convey field-related information.
SNHU's bachelor's in homeland security and counterterrorism program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.