Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

BS in Criminal Justice
Homeland Security Emphasis

The United States Department of Homeland Security is comprised of twenty-two federal agencies and employs approximately 180,000 employees. The DHS organizational structure includes a wide-range of responsibilities ranging from emergency management, intelligence analysis to border and transportation security. The DHS offers many diversified career opportunities. It is strongly advised that anyone interested in a career with DHS should visit their website at

Below you will find the main courses of the Homeland Security emphasis.

CJ 115 – Introduction to Homeland Security 

CJ 285 – Foundations of Terrorism 

CJ 376 – Elite Forces & Special Operations 

CJ 400 – Homeland Security Operations 

CJ 420 – Homeland Security Law 

Course catalog:

Course catalog for Homeland Security.