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Terrorism and Homeland Security Graduate Certificate

The Terrorism and Homeland Security graduate certificate program is designed to help you students meet your professional objectives, whether you 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 you 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.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the UCM graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security, you 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.

Charting your path is easy!

Use the Program of Study to see required courses and course descriptions

and the Calendar of Course Offerings to see when classes are offered.  

The Terrorism & Homeland Security Certificate can be completed in one year.  

  • CJ 5000 Philosophy & Policy
  • CJ 5006 Comparative & International CJ Systems
  • CJ 5444 Terrorism
  • CJ 5488 Homeland Security


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