Online Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate
The homeland security undergraduate certificate provides you with the skills and credentials necessary to navigate local criminal justice and national security issues such as organized crime, gang activity and more.
Next start date: 03/08/2021
Total classes: 7
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 21
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Earn your certificate in homeland security
The United States Department of Homeland Security is tasked with securing American interests and protecting our nation. In this homeland security certificate program, you’ll learn about domestic and international terrorism, cyber terrorism and specialized crime topics.
This program gives students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice program additional coursework focused on homeland security topics. However, students enrolled in any major may apply to the certificate.
What kinds of jobs are available in homeland security?
The field of homeland security continues to grow. Employers increasingly need professionals with counterterrorism and security skills. This certificate will help prepare you to enter careers in homeland security, private security and intelligence agencies, among others. Many of these agencies have developed or expanded their homeland security programs as a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
What do you need to work for Homeland Security?
The majority of individuals employed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are U.S. citizens and must undergo drug testing and background screenings. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a variety of job opportunities for both students and recent graduates, including opportunities in human resources, finance, readiness, security and acquisition.
Featured courses for a homeland security certificate
You’ll complete required courses in criminal justice, domestic terrorism, international terrorism and cyber terrorism. You’ll complete elective courses covering a variety of topics ranging from violence in America to gangs to the etiology of martyrdom and more.
Related careers for homeland security training
The employment outlook for jobs within the homeland security sector remains strong. These agencies and organizations are responsible for protecting the U.S. and its citizens. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average job growth in the homeland security and emergency management fields over the next 10 years. Graduates with a homeland security certificate are well-suited for positions in homeland security, private security and intelligence agencies, among others.
Admission requirements for homeland security certificate programs
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The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.