Opportunities and Resources

Why get involved with Homeland Security?

1. Our Faculty -  Our faculty members comprise a wide range of expertise, teaching experience, and interests.  Having earned multiple academic degrees, they have been well-schooled in the discipline.  Additionally, they possess personal experience honed on the front lines--on the street, in courtrooms, prisons, or juvenile centers.  Plus the faculty is very involved in both regional and national groups related to this major.We also charge ourselves with the responsibility of performing rigorous and thorough advisement of each student to ensure they get the courses and the support needed to succeed.

2. Experience and Success - Get experience in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Our Homeland Security major gives students a strong education that prepares them for many different careers and future opportunities. Campbell is the only university in North Carolina to offer a four-year Homeland Security program; this unique opportunity will set you apart from other college graduates.

3. Department Interaction -  The department sponsors different clubs, organizations, and/or honor societies to facilitate bringing our majors together professionally and socially.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Organization of Security Students

The Organization of Security Students is a scholarly association with the primary goal of enriching the student’s understanding of both national and international security studies. We seek to increase awareness of current security issues among the multi-disciplines included in the growing field of Homeland Security. In order to preserve this goal we actively participate in discussions and invite speakers to supplement course curriculum in increasing the student’s awareness of emerging and past security topics and concerns.

Adviser: Dr. Gray
Office: D-Rich 212
[email protected]

Order of the Sword and the Shield Honor Society

The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of  shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living.
The Honor Society was established in 2010 on the campuses of St. John's University in New York. It inducted its first members in 2011 and has had an induction class every year since then. The Founding Director, Asst. Professor Jeffrey P. Grossmann, serves as the current Managing Director, and oversees the primary operations of the Society. In an open letter to the industry, Professor Grossmann stated that "together with your support, we will position the Society as the leading resource in academic achievement recognition in the fields of homeland security, intelligence, and all protective studies".

The Core Values of the Society are excellence, knowledge, ethics, and peace.

Our motto is ex scientia pax which means "out of knowledge comes peace". As an association which represents homeland security, intelligence, and protective security academic disciplines, this has special meaning. With an ultimate goal of peace and safety for all, the protective security profession must utilize knowledge as a primary tool for the accomplishment of this objective. The Society recognizes this commitment and the dedication of those individuals achieving academic and professional excellence


Epislon Pi Phi: National Emergency Management Honor Society

Epsilon Pi Phi (EPP) was established in 2006, as an enhancement to the FFHEA program. It was the result of a vision, by the late Craig Marks, to recognize, through an award, the dedication and successes of emergency management students and professionals in the programs that were being created, and hopefully, accredited.
For more information: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/docs/Foundation%20of%20EM%20-%20FFHEA%20-%20Creating%20an%20EM%20Honor%20Society-Epsilon%20Pi%20Phi.pdf


Internships are required. The department's internships, which are open to all its majors, constitute one of its special features. With the state capital, several county seats, and many small towns within an hour drive of the campus, interns continue their studies at Campbell while working for one of a wide variety of Homeland Security internships. Students can intern as analysts, with Emergency Management (FEMA or the Red Cross), in intelligence and with many state and local agencies.

Travel Opportunities

D.C. and New York City Trips

Homeland Security majors have a unique opportunity to travel with instructors to Washington D.C. and New York City. In DC, they visit the Congress, White House, FBI, DHS, DEA, ATF, DIA, NSA, Georgetown University and more. In New York they visit multiple counterterrorism centers, the UN, NYPD, FDNY, DHS, Coast Guard, 9/11 Memorial and Columbia University.

Philadelphia, P.A.

Homeland Security students traveled to Philadelphia and presented original research at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference. While in Philadelphia, students had the opportunity to visit the liberty bell, Independence hall and historic downtown Philadelphia.

Study Abroad

Campbell University Homeland Security students recently completed a special study abroad program in Europe. Traveling to England, France and Scotland, the students visited such places as Kings College London, Bletchley Park, French National Police, INTERPOL, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Normandy D-Day beaches, Notre Dame, Louvre, and more.

And More…

Campbell University Homeland Security majors have tremendous opportunities. They travel to places like NC Justice Academy, SBI, Ft Bragg, the North Carolina Emergency Management Operation Center and more.  Homeland Security experts speak to students on campus. Students have opportunities to present at professional conferences, attend Model UN events, and publish original work via online journals.