Make the Nation's Safety Your Mission & Your Career with a Terrorism & Homeland Security Certificate
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.
See Yourself Succeed in Terrorism & Homeland Security
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:
- Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
- Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
- Accomplished faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and bring their professional experience directly to you in the classroom.
- Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
- Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.
Internships & Outcomes
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of emergency management directors will grow by 8%, as fast as the average for all other occupations through 2026.* 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.
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|Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security|
|Courses May Include|
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|JUS 101||Introduction to 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.|
|JUS 429||Terrorist Methods, Networks, and Financing||An in-depth study of terrorism is the course's chief aim. The course is a coherent approach to combatting terrorism, analyzing the terrorist cell, protective measures, and recognizing the terrorist next move. The course will provide the student the necessary bedrock principles to interpret, identify, and evaluate a terrorist event.|
|JUS 466||Critical Infrastructure Protection, Border Security, and Cyber Protection||The goal of this course is the application of student's prior knowledge by analyzing the full range of potential threats to the U.S. critical infrastructure and border security with a focus on potential terrorist acts. The course then examines strategies and means for addressing these threats, including evaluating both military and non-military options.|
|POL 306||The American Legal Tradition||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.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.