Learn about terrorist groups and operations, critical incident command and international relations in the University of Central Missouri’s Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program.
Enhance your resume by showing you have targeted knowledge about this important global issue. Use the skills you learn to enter into a law enforcement or security career or apply them to advance at your current organization.
Take courses from expert faculty who bring both practical field experience and theoretical thought leadership to the classroom. UCM’s Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty, all well-known contributors to the field, bring real-world experience applying the very skills they teach you.
A flexible undergraduate certificate to fit your lifestyle
UCM’s teaching approach ensures that your other commitments don’t prevent you from achieving your goals. Whether you’re right out of high school or a working adult with family obligations, you’ll find a course delivery method that fits your needs.
Earn your Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate fully online, in person at our Warrensburg campus outside the Kansas City metro area or via a hybrid format that combines both. You can even use this undergraduate certificate program to jumpstart your education by applying the credits to a bachelor’s degree program.
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Learn theories and gain practical knowledge related to terrorism and those who commit it in the University of Central Missouri’s Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program.
On the practical side, you get a strong foundation in homeland security strategies, preparedness, how to minimize the effects of an attack and how to recover from an event. What’s more, get a better grasp of the government agencies involved in those activities and their roles.
On the theoretical side, develop an understanding of the criminological theories about terrorism overall, as well as within the context of other countries. You’ll also learn how related policies get developed based on how the public and legislature react to terrorist events.
Take the following courses in as little as one year to complete the undergraduate certificate’s program requirements:
What makes a UCM education exceptional is our focus on providing students with learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Enhance your learning outcomes in the Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program in the following ways:
Stand out for a promotion at your current place of employment. Make yourself more marketable for an entry-level job in the law enforcement field. Give yourself the extra skills needed to jump from one law enforcement agency to another.
The practical and theoretical knowledge gained in UCM’s Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program prepares you for success in emergency management, large metropolitan law enforcement agencies and government organizations such as:
Careers in the field of terrorism and homeland security
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The University of Central Missouri is an affordable place to earn an undergraduate certificate. We offer university scholarships, grants, loans and other financial aid options to make getting a college education a possibility for everyone. With our wide array of options to help you finance your education, LendEDU has ranked UCM as a top-ranked university for low student debt.
Look for additional scholarship opportunities available to those also completing an undergraduate degree program. Refer to your undergraduate major program page for more information. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.