Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security

Protect your community with knowledge and strategies for facing current, real-world challenges.

The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Terrorism and Homeland Security offers a foundation for understanding problems, and developing solutions, related to evolving terrorist threats and the protection of our national interests.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Fort Irwin, CA – Fort Irwin Base
  • Lenexa, MO
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • San Angelo, TX – Goodfellow AFB

Certificate – 12 HOURS, 2.5 GPA

Core Courses: 6 cr.

CJ 233 Introduction to Security ………… 3 cr.

CJ 251 Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness …………….3 cr.

Elective Courses: 6 cr.

GGH 310 Geography of Terrorism ………………3 cr.
CJ 353 Emergency Management ………………..3 cr.
CJ 355 Homeland Security …………………3 cr.

TOTAL: 12 cr.

Through both theoretical and practical approaches, this certificate provides you with knowledge of homeland security issues, strategies, and planning. Required courses integrate knowledge between the fields of security, terrorism, and emergency management.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be capable of developing practical solutions in managing natural and unnatural threats and emergencies. You’ll be able to assist organizations in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities associated with both.


  • Border Patrol Agent
  • TSA Screener
  • Detention and Deportation Officer
  • Mission Support Specialist
  • Asylum Officer
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Program Highlights

The two core courses in this program are Introduction to Security and Terrorism & Domestic Preparedness. To complete the certificate, you may choose two out of three elective courses:

  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Geography of Terrorism

If you’re an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, you may simultaneously pursue this certificate with our department chair.


Our well-qualified and dedicated faculty have a wealth of business expertise, education, and scholarship. You’ll learn from instructors who have a broad range of real-world professional experience as well as teaching expertise.

Dr John Hamilton

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.