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  • Criminal Justice: Homeland Security

    Learn about the relationship between homeland security and the criminal justice system
    Develop a foundation in criminal justice and homeland security to find employment in federal, state and local agencies as well as in the private security field
    School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx & Manhattan

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Criminal Justice: Homeland Security Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits
Major Concentration
Criminal Justice 39 Credits
Open Electives 21 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Criminal Justice with a specialization Homeland Security must complete:

  • CRJU 102 Intro Criminal Justice System
  • CRJU 204 Introduction to Corrections
  • CRJU 212 Criminology
  • CRJU 236 Criminal Court Process
  • CRJU 253 Policing
  • CRJU 396 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 401 Senior Seminar
  • CHSC 120 Investigative Tech & Reporting
  • CHSC 140 Intro to Homeland Security
  • CHSC 235 Foundations Risk Management
  • CHSC 315 Terrorism
  • CHSC 350 Security Crisis Management
  • CHSC 445 Hmlnd Dfns Struc/Nat Incd Mgmt

Criminal Justice: Homeland Security Overview

Criminal Justice is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career. The 4-year Criminal Justice major will prepare you for the profession, help you advance if you’re already in it, and/or also prepare you for graduate school. Among the areas covered by the Homeland Security concentration are: assessment of risk management, investigative techniques and report writing, terrorism (domestic and international), introduction to the National Incident Based Management System (NIMS).

The greatest strength of the criminal justice program at Mercy College is the academic and professional diversity of the faculty, which includes attorneys, law enforcement officers, homeland security specialists and other professionals who have hands-on experience in the criminal justice system in the metropolitan area.

Criminal Justice: Homeland Security Fast Facts


  • Diversity of faculty in criminal justice positions
  • Continue on to law school or find employment in public service agencies


Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Learn the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and basic structures involved with law enforcement, the criminal course system, and corrections, and the causes of crime and delinquency
  • Understand and be able to use basic research methods in criminal justice and criminology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to problem solving 
  • Recognize, understand and respect the complexity of contrasting interests in the criminal justice system