Protecting Our Country: This Is As Real As It Gets
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) in Homeland Security & Terrorism major was developed direct response to the real security threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations. Protecting the citizens of our nation is as real as it gets.
The need for college graduates with a grasp of the complexities associated with homeland security and terrorism is clear. This innovative major affords you the chance to hone your professional interests while acquiring traditional skill sets needed to succeed in the 21st century.
TU students have formed a Global Affairs Organization (GAO) to promote interest on campus in national and homeland security issues. The GAO has arranged field trips, created a 9/11 commemoration, hosted an electronic SWAT training, and visited campuses of such national figures as then-CIA Director Porter Goss, former National Counterterrorism Center Chief John Brennan, FBI National Security Chief Willie Hulon and recruiters and other visitors from Washington.
TU Homeland Security and Terrorism Students Will:
- Learn about homeland security as a profession and academic discipline, to convey the purpose for homeland security, and to present the homeland security enterprise to include structure.
- Learn about the complexity of terrorism, security and contemporary or emergent threats, challenges and issues.
- Be able to describe the purpose of domestic and foreign intelligence, and the operability of intelligence in conducting domestic and foreign national security operations.
- Present and critically assess homeland security problem-solving strategies.
What You Can Expect From Your TU Homeland Security & Terrorism Degree:
- Graduates will be able to devise problem-solving strategies, using state, local and national instruments of power, for foreign, domestic and natural threats to homeland security.
- Graduates will apply accepted principles of homeland security by constructing an appropriate security and response plan.
- Graduates will be able to devise problem-solving strategies, using the instruments of national power, for foreign threats to our national security within the U.S. and abroad.
- Graduates will develop critical thinking and analytical skills as they apply to research and practical application of criminal justice concepts.
- Graduates will identify, assess, and prioritize threats, risks and vulnerabilities.
- Graduates will identify and coordinate resources to combat threats, minimize risks and reduce vulnerabilities.
- Graduates will be able to communicate within government levels, across government levels and to all sectors.
- Graduates will understand principles of managing people, financial obligations and projects.
- Graduates will understand and work within the environment of social, economic, legal, ethical, technological and political interdependencies of homeland security.
- Graduates will understand public, private, and non-profit institutional roles and responsibilities of homeland security.
- Graduates will work effectively within and understand dilemmas of collaborative networks.
Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA)
To be a sworn police officer in Ohio, you must successfully complete the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). Tiffin University partners with Terra State Community College to include the cost of the academy in tuition and can be earned in just one semester.
This unique training academy is state mandated for all police officers and covers firearms, legal administration, human relations, traffic, patrol, driving, subject control, investigations, civil disorder, physical conditioning and other aspects of law enforcement. Students apply direct, hands-on practice in the crime lab, firing range and police cruisers. With experienced, certified instructors and hands-on application, our students consistently achieve passing rates on the state-certified exam.
Once graduates of the program earn the certification, they are immediately eligible for full-time employment.
“Tiffin University gave me my best friend and pushed me to my highest potential. The OPOTA program put me ahead in the hiring process and my bachelor’s degree set me apart from other candidates.”
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Graduation: Spring, 2019
Major: Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement
Position: Police Officer with the City of Marysville Division of Police