2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Hazards Management


The threats and hazards facing the U.S. homeland are complex and multifaceted and are projected to increase in severity. Contending with environmental disasters, attacks on critical infrastructure and cyber systems, domestic and international terrorism, and public health crises, today’s leaders need to address information, planning, and management requirements that span the public and private sectors. The undergraduate certificate in Homeland Security and Hazards Management will introduce students to these threats and risks, as well as the tools needed to understand, analyze, and help solve challenges ranging from prevention, mitigation, and adaptation to intelligence sharing, emergency response, and disaster recovery. 

Students who successfully complete the certificate will have it notated on their transcript and will receive a printed certificate of completion from the School of Public Affairs.

Policies and Procedures

Students wanting to pursue the certificate must complete the declaration form on the SPA website.

Upon completion of the required certificate coursework (and grades have been posted), students will complete the Certificate Completion Application in their student portal. Please see the SPA website for details.

Refer to the School of Public Affairs General Information section  of this academic catalog for detailed eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures relevant to this program.

General Requirements

The certificate consists of four courses totaling twelve credit hours of undergraduate coursework. A grade of C or better is required in each course counting toward the certificate.

Required Courses


This certificate requires completion of CJ 3400 and CJ 3600, plus two additional courses chosen from CJ 2051, CJ 2052, and CJ 4400 to meet the required 12 credit hours (4 courses). Certificate courses may be taken in any order.

Complete the following two courses:


Plus two of the following courses:

Students are encouraged to review the Bachelor of Criminal Justice website for more information on upcoming course offerings for the certificate.