Terrorism & Homeland Security Graduate Certificate


Protect and Serve

The online Terrorism and Homeland Security graduate certificate at Southern New Hampshire University introduces you to the key challenges, strategies, principles and theories used to help keep the U.S. safe from terrorism, natural disasters and other threats. Taught by experienced professionals who are up to date on the latest technology, trends and tactics in the industry, the Terrorism and Homeland Security graduate certificate provides a broad foundation on which to develop your skills and enter the field or further your studies. As an online-only program, this graduate certificate offers the convenience and flexibility to take courses when they are most convenient for you.

Explore Strategy, Tactics and Policy

The Terrorism and Homeland Security Online graduate certificate course work is structured to give you a broad sense of the challenges faced by homeland security professionals and the strategies used to overcome them. The program explores issues such as emergency management planning, threat assessments, constitutional rights and civil liberties, and the role elected officials have played in shaping public policy dealing with homeland security. After earning your Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security, you'll have a knowledge base and develop skill sets to help you compete for jobs in emergency management, infrastructure protection, border patrol, law enforcement, intelligence analysis and other related professions.

Growing Threats Create Growing Demand

With the ever-looming threat of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security can help prepare you to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals dedicated to protecting the U.S. citizenry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), wage and salary employment in the Federal Government - which employs the largest number of homeland security professionals - is projected to increase by 10 percent between 2010-20. In addition, the BLS projects that the number of emergency management specialists of all kinds will grow faster than the average for all other occupations through 2014.

Terrorism and Homeland Security Required Courses

JUS-606: Planning/Tactics: Homeland and Weapons Of Mass Destruction
A graduate level examination to provide students with a thorough understanding of the strategic, political, legal, and organizational challenges associated with the defense of the U.S. homeland, the efforts that are under way to meet these challenges, and possible policy options. The course starts by examining the range of potential threats to the U.S. homeland, focusing on potential terrorist acts. The course then examines strategies and means for addressing these threats, including both military and non-military options. The course goes on to analyze organizational issues and impediments to effective policy coordination. Finally, the course addresses the implications of homeland security challenges and policies for constitutional rights, legal protections, and civil liberties.
JUS-607: Terrorism and Strategic Response
The course will help 'bound the problem' of Homeland Security by examining how terrorism has spurred sharp changes in US strategy, policy and governmental design, and how those changes should continue over the near and longer term. Elements of Threat and Vulnerability Assessments will be thoroughly discussed as well as various procedures for assessments and the method of tailoring the assessment to the facility/area under study. Manners of protecting the facility/area in question will then be addressed as well as evacuation plans and emergency plans.
JUS-620: Emergency Management
This course is an introduction to the strides made by federal, state, and local governments to educate the public about natural disasters. It provides a scope of preparedness to prevent the inherent discontinuity of citizens' lives caused by major disasters. The course presents theories, principles, and approaches to emergency management. The philosophy of Comprehensive Emergency Management will be discussed with four attendant steps, which include mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The role, duties, and importance of the Emergency Manager will also be discussed.
JUS-621: Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security
This course is designed to involve the examination of current issues and concerns with the ever-shifting Homeland Security policy and its impact upon the practice in the field. Innovations and reactions from politicians, citizens, and practitioners will serve to offer students insight into the challenges of implementing and maintaining homeland security.

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