Doug Bedell — August 29, 2018, 3:51 pm

Homeland Security Now a College Major Distinct From Policing


There’s a diversity of choices now for college students with a developing interest in homeland security as a career. A post on the In Public Safety site notes that “Many fields require a bachelor’s degree, but do not require a major in a certain field of study.

“For example”, it notes, “a police department may have a requirement that an officer have a bachelor’s degree but will usually not require the degree be in criminal justice. While it may seem to make sense that an aspiring officer should get a degree in criminal justice, that may not actually be necessary. Officers may benefit just as much, if not more, from pursuing a degree in homeland security, for example.”

There are varying dimensions to careers in homeland security and it’s gratifying to see that students with a developing interest in the field aren’t being forced into lockstep but are able to explore it freely.

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