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Bachelor's in Homeland Security

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A bachelor's in homeland security makes you an eligible candidate for a wide variety of career options and provides a strong educational framework for entry and mid-level roles in most departments. While there are now several schools offering specific homeland security bachelor's degrees, many still officially refer to it as a criminal justice degree with a concentration in homeland security.

Many schools will offer you the ability to specialize your degree in areas like intelligence management, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, or security and protection.

Online Bachelor's in Homeland Security

A bachelor's in homeland security is typically a four-year program and is readily available through accredited schools online. You may be able to transfer previously earned credits to online schools; be sure to ask a school representative about transfer credit. Online homeland security bachelor's programs allow you to make your classes and study time fit into your current schedule. You will also be able to work at a flexible pace and gain relevant work experience.

Homeland Security Bachelor's Prerequisites

The prerequisites for earning a bachelor's in homeland security are similar to most other programs. You will need either a high school diploma or a GED. Occasionally, you will be required to have already obtained an associate's degree.

Potential Jobs with a Homeland Security Bachelor's Degree

The possible jobs with a homeland security bachelor's degree are many; the following are some examples.

  • Information Technology   Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Customs Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • INS Officer
  • Counterterrorism
  • Critical Infrastructure Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • US Air Marshall
  • Coast guard
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Disaster Recovery Operations Specialist