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
|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||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|
|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.)
|Disaster Psychology||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. Military’s Domestic Imperative: Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities||HLS 832||Provides an overview of the homeland defense mission and domestic support of civil authorities during disasters, and the distinctions between the two.
Prerequisites: HLS 801
|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|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.