This certificate is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the threat of terrorism for law enforcement, military, and corporate security officers who act as the first line of defense against terrorist acts.  This certificate program is offered on-line and in on-ground format.  The program is intended for participants interested in a career in security at federal, state and local levels in counter terrorism or other homeland security related agencies. This certificate is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Credits from this graduate certificate can be applied to the M.S. Criminal Justice Administration degree.  Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits to earn this certificate at the graduate level.

The certificate programmatic outcomes are:

1. Students will understand and discuss paradigm shifts in the terror age, to include asymmetric threats, non-nation states, non-contiguous battlefields, and bureaucracies vs. ideologies and will understand the use of technology and its application by terrorists and insurgents.
2. Students will explore and analyze a variety of threats against U.S. National Security and synthesize possible solutions into actionable risk mitigation and counterproliferation/counterforce strategies.

CJ 715Corporate Security3
CJ 714Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency3
CJ 716Global Jihad and Radicalization 3
CJ 712Homeland Security3
CJ 702Perspectives in Terrorism3
Total Hours15