Apr 21, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Criminal Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.

Location(s): AN, MA, WO

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Area of Interests

CIP Code: 43.0103

NOVA Code: 4001

Purpose: This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions: A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on College placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. Students should consult with academic advisors during course selection. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subject to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations, and polygraph examinations.

Two Years

Total 16-17 credits

Total 15 credits

Total 15 credits

Total 18 credits

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Homeland Security: 64-65 credits

1 Students may take any higher-lever MTH. The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives .  

Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 110 ADJ 111 ADJ 212 ADJ 228 ADJ 229 ADJ 233 ,  ADJ 127 ADJ 140 ADJ 159 ADJ 160 , ADJ 163 ADJ 164 ADJ 169 ADJ 211 ADJ 216 ,  ADJ 250 , ADJ 252 , as well as ADJ faculty approved ADJ 295 Topics or ADJ 298 Seminar courses. 

Students who wish to enroll in ADJ 243 must first complete ADJ 111, as it is a prerequisite requirement.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Area of Interests