Terrorism and National Security Certificate

Terrorism and National Security

This certificate is jointly offered by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Political Science. The certificate is designed to provide students interested in careers related to counterterrorism and national defense with a critical understanding of causes of terrorist activity, recruitment and organizational strategies, and policies and practices aimed at strengthening homeland security. Students are exposed to a range of current issues from both national and global perspectives.

This certificate is administered by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Admission requirements

Completion of at least 60 hours and a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Program requirements (15 hours)

  1. National Defense Requirement (3 hours): PLS 301(3) or CRM 440(3)
  2. National Terrorism Requirement (3 hours): CRM 326(1), CRM 327(1), and CRM 328(1)
  3. Global Terrorism Requirement (3 hours): PLS 546(3) or HST 504(3)
  4. Select six hours from the following: CRM 332(3), CRM 580(3), HST 334(3), PLS 443(3)
  5. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a GPA of 2.50 or higher for courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.