Homeland Security Online degree


Elizabeth City State University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security focuses on the real world application of national security and criminology principles. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in such areas as security, surveillance and investigations, homeland security operations, as well as legal issues in homeland security.
The online degree at ECSU is designed to prepare students with an education that aligns with industry practices and current U.S. Department of Homeland Security policies. The Homeland Security program is offered entirely online, providing individuals the convenience and flexibility to fit their education goals into their busy lives.


To give students an introduction to the many facets of homeland security, the homeland security program will include relevant course work in:
  • Homeland Security
  • Border and Immigration Control
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
  • Sociology of Terrorism
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
Through this degree program not only will you receive important Homeland Security skills and experience, but also gain the skills and insights you need in the workplace including:
  • Strong Written and Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • High Degree of Teamwork
  • Data and Intelligence Analysis
  • Empathy
  • Ability to thrive in a high-stress environment

View full Homeland Security Curriculum


Career Outlook

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security, individuals will have the opportunity to begin or advance their careers. Possible career tracks include:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies (local and federal)
  • U.S. Customs Border Patrol
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
  • Directorate for National Protection and Programs (NPPD)