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.
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.