Criminal Justice, Domestic and International Security Concentration

bachelors Degree

Domestic and International Security Program Overview

New approaches in security and law enforcement are urgently needed, so that our country's citizens as well as critical systems and information are protected. Bay State College addresses this need at its source, training professionals to understand the complex challenges we face in these areas and seeking new ways of elevating and managing security and law enforcement measures:

  • Learn from professors with real world, professional experience in the Criminal Justice field.
  • Gain a greater insight into the vital areas of modern security and law enforcement: international justice and human rights, white collar and cyber crime, physical and personnel security, national security and intelligence investigations, homeland security, disaster management and emergency response, and comparative criminal justice.
  • Get hands-on experience with 2 or more required Criminal Justice internships.
  • Join the Justice Society, a student-run organization dedicated to the promotion of advocacy and charity.
  • Choose to participate in the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program, which brings together "inside" (incarcerated) students and "outside" students for a semester-long course in a local prison setting.
  • Seamlessly continue your education with Bay State College's partnership with the Salve Regina University M.S. in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security program.

Who can be depend on in an uncertain world? It could be you. Request information about our 4-year Criminal Justice – Domestic and International Security program today!

Available In

Day Classes, Evening Classes, and Online Option

  • Duration: 8 semesters
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Start Dates:
    • Summer 2021 Term 1 (May 17)
    • Summer 2021 Term 2 (July 5)
    • Fall 2021 Term 1 (August 30)
    • Fall 2021 Term 2 (October 25)
    • Spring 2022 Term 1 (January 10)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Sample Domestic and International Security Degree Courses

  • Introduction to Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Terrorism
  • Power and Force in America
  • Resiliency and Sustainability
  • National Security Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice Internship I and II

To browse our 2018-19 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here.

Domestic and International Security Program Mission

The Criminal Justice Program provides an integrated course of study in science and humanities in order to prepare students for this complex and rapidly changing field. The Program provides inter-disciplinary course work which fosters critical thinking, humanistic reflection, and the ability to innovate. This program will prepare students to enter a wide array of criminal justice fields or graduate study. 

Domestic and International Security Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bay State College Baccalaureate of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Domestic and International Security, students will: 

  1. Understand the origins and historical development of the field of security as well as the fundamental principles of physical, personnel, information, industrial, national and homeland security. 
  2. Be familiar with the major theories surrounding approaches to physical and personnel security and be able to adapt these approaches to organizational, state, national and global contexts. 
  3. Be familiar with the historical development of homeland security and changes to the field post 9/11 as well as how this discipline intersects and interacts with emergency response and national security goals, practice and initiatives. 
  4. Be familiar with major theories relative to cyber and white collar crime and how these crimes are manifested by way of new technologies.  
  5. Understand the origins and historical development of national security theory and practice as well as the makeup and responsibilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Additionally, students will become familiar with the field of counter-intelligence and the conduct of intelligence investigations. 
  6. Be able to compare and contrast the various criminal justice systems present internationally and how those systems coordinate their efforts to secure international justice outcomes. 
  7. Be able to articulate a comprehensive understanding of human rights issues, most especially genocide and crimes against humanity and how these human rights violations impact national security policy and security threats domestically and abroad.

Employers of Our Security Graduates

  • Moultonborough Police Department
  • Allied Universal Security
  • Nova Biomedical
  • Suffolk County Sheriffs
  • Mass Department of Revenue
  • Cohasset Police Department
  • Braintree Police Department
  • Somersworth Police Department
  • ROCA

Recommended Minors

  • Sociology 
    Study the science behind social behavior and society to gain key insights into what makes people commit crimes and how the Criminal Justice field can prevent criminal activity in the future.
  • Psychology 
    Minor in Psychology and use what you learn to analyze a criminal's mind and all of the factors that go into their decision-making process.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Degree Accreditation

Bay State College is is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC).

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.