Degree Programs - NIU - Homeland Security

Make Homeland Security Part of Your Bachelor's Degree

NIU offers three bachelor's degree completion programs for students interested in homeland security and public safety.

Earn your bachelor's degree and a certificate in one of four homeland security tracks. You can also earn a homeland security certificate on its own and apply those credits later to a bachelor's degree.

Select one of the following and contact a program advisor to learn more.

Paths to Bachelor's Degrees for Public Safety and Health Professionals

Both BGS degrees are ideal for police, fire, and emergency medical personnel seeking promotion. The following community college degrees are excellent platforms for earning either a homeland security certificate or a bachelor's degree close to home.

  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • AAS in Emergency Medical Systems (including a certificate in Paramedic Education)
  • AAS in Fire Science Technology
  • Any Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree