Homeland Security

The homeland security concentration will provide students with the skills and credentials necessary to prepare them to enter fields specializing in homeland security. Students will receive extended education in topics such as domestic and international terrorism, cyber terrorism and advanced crime courses.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Except for CRJ 201 and CRJ 419, a course may not be used to fulfill requirements in both the Homeland Security and Security Studies BIS concentration areas.

Core 15 Hours Required

CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, SB (3)

CRJ 201 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Procedures (3)

CRJ 412 International Terrorism (3)

CRJ 417 Cyber Terrorism (3)

CRJ 419 Domestic Terrorism (3)

Elective courses 6 credits required

CRJ 350 Law and Social Control, SB (3) (Prerequisite: CRJ 100 with C or better; CRJ 201 with C or better; Junior or Senior standing)

CRJ 422 Violence in America (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303; Credit is allowed for only CRJ 422 or CRJ 494 (Violence in America))

CRJ 455 Police and International Terrorism (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 201 with C or better; minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only CRJ 455 or CRJ 555 or CRJ 494 (Police and Int'l Terrorism-Israel))

CRJ 456 Etiology of Martyrdom (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 201 with C or better; minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only CRJ 456 or CRJ 556 or CRJ 494 (Etiology of Martyrdom))

CRJ 462 Gangs (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

CRJ 463 White Collar Crime (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

CRJ 464 Organized Crime (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

CRJ 494 Media, Crime and Criminal Justice (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.






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