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Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


From disaster preparedness to counterintelligence to infrastructure management, homeland security and emergency management specialists play a vital role in maintaining our nation’s security. Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree provides students with the opportunity to develop the foundational knowledge and skills for a career in this ever-evolving field.

The curriculum is designed to help provide students with an in-depth understanding of technology, communications, intelligence, critical infrastructure, terrorism, and other knowledge in a wide range of government and private organizations. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills in ethics, critical thinking, and strategic planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    182 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Terrorism: Origins, Ideologies and Goals

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Start by submitting an Application for Admission.
  • Submit an English proficiency assessment.
  • If your first language is not English (or if you graduated from a non-English speaking school), you will need to provide proof of English proficiency before you can be considered for admission.
  • Conduct a personal telephone interview with an International Admissions Advisor.
  • We welcome applicants to invite a spouse or family member to be a part of these phone interviews. We find that many applicants feel more comfortable having an extra set of ears to help them through this phase of the application process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    305 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 305 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    305 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 305 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Colorado Springs

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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