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Homeland SecurityThe Homeland Security program prepares students for positions in public and private sectors to be able to prepare, respond and defend against hazards that include natural disasters and terrorism.

The program is an extension of the highly successful Criminal Justice associate degree, as well as the Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement Leadership four-year degrees offered at the College.

Options for employment include availability in both frontline operations and behind the scenes planning.

Convenient Courses in the Classroom or Online

Besides taking courses in the classroom, student have the option to take classes online at their convenience from anywhere on the globe. The Homeland Security program offers both traditional face-to-face and online courses throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, in addition to online Winter and Summer sessions.

Career Ready

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that for position for Law Enforcement are expected to be favorable. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 10 percent through 2018. The agency reports all related fields under the law enforcement category.

Our course prepare you for the various roles and responsibilities faced by Law Enforcement, Intelligence Officers and Emergency Management professionals.


“In an ever changing world, current and emerging threats are not always seen until it is too late. SUNY Canton’s Homeland Security programs’ aims is to strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies in support of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System through teaching and exposing our students to concepts and theories of Homeland Security.”

- Lecturer Charles M. Russo,
Retired US Intelligence Community Intelligence Analyst


Ogdensburg International Bridge

Best Online Criminal Justice DegreesCareer Opportunities:

  • US Department of Homeland Security
    • US Customs and Border Protection
    • US Coast Guard
    • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • US Marshal’s Service
    • US Secret Service
  • US Department of Justice
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Drug Enforcement Agency
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
    • US Bureau of Prisons
    • United States Intelligence Community (See DNI.gov for full list)
  • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • National Security Agency
    • Department of Treasury
    • US Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps)
  • Private Sector
    • Businesses
    • Industries
    • Academia
    • Trade Associations
    • Non-governmental organizations

More than 80 Federal organizations employ law enforcement agents and officers, even more at the State and local levels. Intelligence analysts are employed by Federal, State, Local and Tribal departments and agencies as well as private sector.

Homeland Security Program Strengths:

  • The ability to anticipate, prepare for, prevent and react to both foreign and domestic terrorism.
  • Hands-on training from experienced faculty in the intelligence analysis and investigation fields.
  • Discussion of ethical, Constitutional, and civil liberty issues involved in intelligence operations.
  • Analysis of modern practices and techniques in the post-USA PATRIOT Act society.
  • Study in and comprehension of the National Incident Management System.

Seamless Transition

This program is a natural progression for criminal justice student including graduates who have already received (or current students who are planning to receive) their associate degree.

» Program Description

Criminal Justice Department
Curriculum Coordinator
Justin Spaulding
homelandsecurity@canton.edu