Only transportation security officers with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may enroll in this program. The Foundations of Homeland Security undergraduate certificate is designed to provide broad knowledge of homeland security threats and to enrich knowledge previously gained in the university’s Airport Transportation Security undergraduate learning track. Topics include homeland security, emergency and disaster management, and intelligence analysis, with a focus on threats you may encounter during the course of your career as a TSA employee.

This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students working for the TSA who want to expand their knowledge of homeland security without committing to a degree program.

Note: This program does not qualify for Federal Student Aid.

Certificate Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • List the essential characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism.
  • Describe how the intelligence cycle relates to threats facing the United States.
  • Explain modern transportation and border security challenges.
  • Describe Emergency Operations Center operations.
  • Compare the psychological and behavioral aspects of terrorism.
  • Explain the history of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear weapons development and use.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

HLSS150Introduction to Homeland Security3
INTL150Intelligence Analysis and Security Management3
SCMT150Transportation and Border Security3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Emergency Planning
Emergency and Disaster Incident Command
Mind of a Terrorist
Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards
Total Semester Hours18