Customs and Border Protections Homeland Security
A.A. - Transfer Degree
The homeland security construct has become a large, complex, and dynamic enterprise consisting of multiple professions, skill sets, and expertise. The degree in homeland security is to assist the individual officer in understanding the constant innovation and unrelenting evolution of homeland security as well as the threats facing the nation. The degree will also assist the individual in their professional endeavors in their chosen field.
The purpose of the program is to meet the needs of the United States Department of Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection). It is to encourage federal law enforcement officers to seek a degree in their field which will assist them in pursuing promotional opportunities within the Department of Homeland Security.
- Students will be introduced and demonstrate the conventions of formal academic writing versus informal writing.
- Students demonstrate the ability to describe and identify an aspect in the criminal justice system which can be improved (solution to a problem); make decisions and support views.
- Students will design and describe a five year professional plan outlining educational and career goals.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Fall
|AJS 101||Introduction to Administration of Justice||3||Major Requirement|
|AJS 225||Criminology||3||Major Requirement|
|AJS/HLS||18 credits awarded for Border Patrol Academy Certificate||18||Major Requirement|
ENG 101 or ENG 107
Freshman Composition 1/GE
Second Semester: Spring
|AJS 201||Crime Control Policies and Procedures||3||Major Requirement|
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition 2/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|MAT 142||College Mathematics with Applications or higher level approved math||3||GE- Mathematics|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology (recommended)||3||GE- Social/Behavioral Sciences|
Third Semester: Fall
|AJS 123||Ethics & Criminal Justice||3||Major Requirement|
|ARH 141 or ARH 142||Survey of World Art (recommended)||3||GE-Arts/Humanities|
|CIS 120||Introduction to Computer Information Systems (recommended)||3||GE-Additional Courses|
|GPH 171||Introduction to Meteorology (recommended)||4||GE-Physical/Biological Science|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|GPH 213||Introduction to Climate Science (recommended)||4||GE-Physical/Biological Science|
|POS 110||American Politics (recommended)||3||GE-Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|SPC 215||Public Speaking (recommended)||3||GE-Additional Courses|
|Arizona State University||BS, BA||Criminology & Criminal Justice, Justice Studies (multiple program options)||None|
|Northern Arizona University||BS||Criminology & Criminal Justice, Justice Studies (multiple program options)||None|
|University of Arizona||BS, BAS||Criminal Justice Studiees, Administration of Justice (multiple program options)||2nd Proficiency|
Check the Administration of Justice and Homeland Security program page for additional information about this degree.