If you're interested in emergency management planning or protecting against terrorist threats, consider earning a Terrorism and Homeland Security Certificate from Southern New Hampshire University. You'll receive the training you need to hold posts in some of the most valued anti-terrorism organizations in the world.
Whether you're pursuing an entry-level position or looking to increase your knowledge, if you're currently working in the field this certificate can get you where you want to go. It's available to those not enrolled in our AS or BS in Justice Studies, non-matriculated students, part-time students and other students as approved by the Department Chair.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your terrorism and homeland security certificate at SNHU include:
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% through 2020. 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 due to heightened security concerns, increased litigation and the need to protect confidential information and property of all kinds. The proliferation of criminal activity on the Internet, such as identity theft, spamming, email harassment and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, also will increase the demand for private investigators.
Graduates of the Justice Studies certificate programs often go on to complete their AS or BS in Justice Studies online or their BA in Justice Studies online. Those already in the workforce are better prepared for career advancement in business security, policing and law enforcement, federal service agencies, terrorism prevention, the courts, corrections, dispute resolution, victim advocacy, the military and more.
Through a carefully selected program of study, students have the opportunity to discover a broad scope of the American justice system. Start with a series of introductory survey classes, then select a direction that appeals to you: security, industrial and retail security, or international criminal justice.
This course covers the nature, scope and impact of crime in the United States, independent and interdependent operations and procedures of police, courts and corrections, and introductory theories of crime and delinquency. The course introduces the justice model in a systematic way whereby students delve into the numerous components of the justice system including law enforcement, legal and judicial process and correctional operations. Career opportunities will be fully covered throughout the course.
Examines current terrorism, its origins and ideological bases, with particular attention to its relation to political institutions and the criminal justice process. Specific attention is given methods and means of the terrorist, motivations and modus operandi trends and predictability and law enforcement's multi-faceted reactions to its many devious forms. Legislative efforts to curb the scourge of terrorism are also highlighted.
The goal of this course is 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.
This course offers a broad introduction to the American legal tradition, including the structure and function of the courts, the legal profession, legal education, and the politics of judicial selection. As an introduction to what it means to "think like a lawyer" in the United States, students learn how to write parts of a predictive legal memorandum of the type that first-year law students learn how to write, in which they analyze a legal issue of concern to hypothetical clients by applying the reasoning and conclusions in selected judicial opinions to the facts of the clients' case.
Total Credits: 12
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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