The Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Defense

On-Campus and Online Course Overview

Students are taught to analyze policies central to our country's prosperity and safety and to formulate plans for addressing the modern phenomenon of terrorism with a balanced, informed perspective. This area of study will prove especially attractive to military officers, intelligence officials, homeland security experts, and state and local law enforcement agencies and governmental officials.

  • Analyze the threats presented by particular terrorist groups operating both in the US and abroad.
  • Articulate and apply counterterrorism strategies.
  • Describe the role of culture – including religion – as a factor in the growth of violent extremism in historic and contemporary contexts.

Potential future positions related to this certificate are:

  • CIA Analyst
  • Federal Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • National Security Agency Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Local Law Enforcement Officer
  • U.S. Department of Defense Analyst
  • Consultant for Security-related Organizations

Required Co-Requisites (0 credit hours)

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

ENGL 500
Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

UNIV LIB
Library Research and Resources
(3)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

Terrorism and Homeland Defense Certificate (12 credit hours)
Complete four (4) of the following courses

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

GOV 625
International Relations Theory
(3)

x

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 660
Intelligence and National Security
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 677
Terrorism and Homeland Defense
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 678
Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 679
National Security Affairs
(3)

 

 

 

 

x

 

GOV 689
American Foreign Policy
(3)

 

 

x