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Graduate Certificate in
Homeland Security


The 12-credit certificate in homeland security shapes leaders capable of preventing and responding to man-made and natural disasters. 

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security 

Required Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Homeland Security and Defense in Practice HLS 404 This course analyzes, evaluates, and critiques homeland security plans in practice. 3 credits
Fundamentals of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  HLS 811 Fundamentals of Homeland Security provides foundational knowledge about homeland security policy, strategy, organization, and legal issues in the U.S. context. 3 credits
Electives (Choose 6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Multifaceted Approaches to Homeland Security HLS 802 Examination of the roles of the public and private sectors and the military in preparing, mitigating, and responding to disasters. 3 credits
Strategic Planning and Organizational Imperatives in Homeland Defense and Security  HLS 804 The homeland security framework depends on strategic planning and organization. This course examines the key issues associated with these. 3 credits
Comparative Homeland Security and Related Methods HLS 540 The course will address international cooperation in Homeland Security and compare select national approaches as well as teach related practical methods of analysis.

Prerequisites: HLS 801, HLS 803, HLS 805, and P ADM 802 (In certain cases, students may be eligible for a prerequisite waiver based on prior academic or professional experience.)
3 credits

Whole-Community Disaster Preparedness

HLS 558 Explores psychological impact of disasters and terrorist attacks on victims, families, rescuers, and society and methods of reducing negative effects. 3 credits
U.S. Homeland Security Law HLS 875 This course assesses the controlling authorities that pertain to homeland security, from the U.S. Constitution to major federal statutes, court decisions, and executive directives.  3 credits


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