Homeland Security and Terrorism Control

The Certificate Program in Homeland Security and Terrorism Control is designed for students and practitioners who may face security problems posed by criminal and political terrorism, regional, national and international. It is conceived specifically for non specialists such as in law enforcement officers, military and private security personnel as well as college students with little or no social or political background in regional, national or international issues of terrorism.
 
Objectives include:
1. A summary understanding of the complex nature of terrorism, the forms that it takes, the philosophy, rules policies, external support, personal commitment of terrorists to the cause and group as well as family relationships.
2. A sound understanding of the historical, political, and cultural issues behind the events to which those entrusted with the task of counter-terrorism must respond.
3. The ability to identify and discuss the issues and personalities underlying many of the major contemporary terrorist movements in the world today.
4. An improved ability to address practical community centered demands related to the consequences of terrorist acts. 
5. A more elaborate understanding and technical ability in the special investigative techniques as they apply to terrorism 
6. The ability to better understand and overcome some of the very special legal and unique tactical problems of arresting, interrogating and prosecuting terrorists. 
7. An appreciation for and operational strategies to address, the ethical issues encountered in investigating terrorist activities.
 
To obtain the certificates, a GPA of 2.5 in all four courses and no less than a grade of “C” in any course is required. All courses must be from St. Thomas University. Life experience is inapplicable.

Estimated Tuition Cost: $9,564.00
Estimated Cost of Books: $280.00

Employment Opportunities:
Students who complete the Homeland Security and Terrorism Control Certificate will be advantaged in being able to secure entry level positions with various law enforcement agencies and military services concerned with terrorism and its control. Where the certificate is earned as part of the B.A. degree with a major in criminal justice, students will be able to take advantage of job opportunities in homeland security agencies U.S. Customs and other federal and state agencies where homeland security and terrorism control are part of their mandate.

ONET Code. 11-9199.07
 
Program Requirements: 12 credits
CRI 312 Victimology
CRI 410 Terrorism and Law Enforcement Procedures
POS 410 Political and Military Dimensions of Terrorism
SOC 410 The Sociology of Terrorism

Suggested Sequence of Courses: Students should begin their certificate with SOC 410 followed by POS 410, CRI 412 and CRI 312.