Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security
Utica College

Program Details

Criminals continue to advance their techniques through technology, as well as skate the edge of legal loopholes, taking advantage of non-existent or loosely-defined laws. You’ll find the issues related to criminal justice span the globe, entering the homes and business of its residents in a physical and virtual manner, threatening homeland security, and demanding immediate policy changes to protect the innocent and prosecute the guilty.

The online BS in Criminal Justice specialization in Homeland Security curriculum prepares you to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of police in American society including the nature of police subculture, professionalism, personnel selection, unionism and operational trends.
  • Learn the importance of strategic and contingency planning, systems integration, and information sharing.
  • Learn the importance of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors including legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.
  • Describe the ways policing, court, and correctional systems can vary drastically from one country to the next, with potentially serious consequences to a visitor unfamiliar with how a nation’s justice system works and interacts internationally.
  • Determine how respective criminal justice systems are impacted as you examine topical issues such as the Olympics


Bachelor completion requires 120 credits, including transfer credits.
Must have an associate's degree, or have earned a minimum of 57 credits from an accredited institution prior to enrolling in the program.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Other application materials as requested

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education