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

Complete the following courses:

GOV 625 International Relations Theory 3 Description
GOV 660 Intelligence and National Security 3 Description
GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense 3 Description
GOV 678 Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management 3 Description
GOV 679 National Security Affairs 3 Description
GOV 689 American Foreign Policy 3 Description