Terrorism and Homeland Security Certificate

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

What is a Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate?

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
  • Campus Centers


Dr. James Vanderleeuw

Department Chair and Director, HSPA, Department of Politics & Administration
Professor of Public Administration

Eugene Matthews

Dr. Eugene Matthews

Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Greg Plumb

W. Gregory Plumb

Professor of Criminal Justice

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.

Terrorism and Homeland Security Careers

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • TSA Screener
  • Detention and Deportation Officer
  • Mission Support Specialist
  • Asylum Officer
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Terrorism and Homeland Security 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.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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