The Terrorism and Homeland Security graduate certificate program is designed to help students meet professional objectives. Each course contains specific and relevant information regarding the theoretical and practical aspects of terrorism and those who perpetrate it. The student may choose to use this certificate as a career enhancement tool for entry level employment or advancement in a law enforcement or other agency.
Certificate Learning Objectives
After completion of the certificate courses the student will be able to:
- Analyze how public response to criminal justice issues (usually driven by the media) and legislative actions (usually driven by public response) contribute to the development of criminal justice policy.
- Apply various criminological theories to account for crime variations across different countries.
- Describe important patterns of international and domestic terrorism over time and explain terrorism in the context of various criminological perspectives.
- Compare and contrast the areas of homeland security including security, preparedness and mitigation, and recovery, as well as the agencies responsible for such activities.
To be considered for admission to the UCM graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security, the student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at the university level and completed a Bachelor’s degree.
A maximum of three units of transfer credit may be applied toward requirements in the Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security. Courses taken toward the graduate certificate program may be applied to a UCM Master of Science degree.
Admission requirements are identical to existing UCM and program admission requirements.