Homeland Security

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Homeland Security

Broaden your understanding of global and political security with a four-year in-person undergraduate program

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Why study Homeland Security at Campbell?

Prepare for a rewarding career in homeland security at the first undergraduate program in North Carolina. Homeland Security students master the processes of the criminal justice system, gain familiarity with domestic and international terrorist organizations and develop strategies for disaster prevention. The curriculum is based on the National Strategy for Homeland Security’s six critical mission areas.

The first 4 year degree program in Homeland Security in North Carolina
Local, state and national internship opportunities

What can I do with a Homeland Security degree?

Coast Guard officer

Policy analyst

Information security specialist

Cyber-security specialist

Emergency management director

Air marshal

Law enforcement officer

Telecommunications specialist

Transportation security screener

About the Homeland Security department

Campbell University was the first college in North Carolina to offer a 4-year undergraduate program in Homeland Security. This program draws from the areas of Criminal Justice, ITS, and Social Science. The courses making up the major will relate to the Critical Mission Areas identified in The National Strategy for Homeland Security.

The key areas of interest are:

  • Intelligence and Warning
  • Border and Transportation Security
  • Domestic Counterterrorism
  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Key Areas
  • Defending Against Catastrophic Threats
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response

Homeland Security students will understand the processes of the criminal justice system, learn vocabulary associated with homeland security, become familiar with domestic and international terrorist organizations, recognize strategies for disaster prevention, and examine areas of the world in which international terrorist organizations are formed.

Our faculty comes from diverse practical and academic backgrounds, with specializations including cybersecurity and threats, international relations, foreign policy, emergency management, and maritime security.

The objective of Campbell University Homeland Security Program is to:

  1. Prepare students for a rewarding career in the Homeland Security, National Security, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, and Corporate Security field.
  2. Provide students with skills and knowledge required to work in the Homeland Security profession.
  3. Broaden students’ understanding of global, political, security, economic and social issues.
  4. Develop students’ competencies and experience to help them be competitive for careers in governmental organizations, law enforcement and private industry.
  5. Offer students research, internship and collaboration opportunities with local, state, national, and international organizations.

Contact Us

Dr. Amanda Sharp Parker
Coordinator of Homeland Security