Certificate in Homeland Security and Consequence Management


This certificate is designed to give the student knowledge of threat assessment and consequence management in the context of homeland security. Students earning this certificate will learn the functions and goals of national response systems, and they will apply what they learn to actual events. They will also learn how to select and apply the correct methods of threat assessment in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, public safety, and infrastructure protection. The certificate will provide knowledge regarding the core and specialized activities within a security organization, their interrelationships, as well as how and why various security functions are organized.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Identify, through independent research, the various elements of state, federal (including Department of Homeland Security), and local emergency management systems to be used in the prevention of a terrorist attack and the way they interact.
  • Research the FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and analyze its effectiveness at identification and proactive engagement in mitigating large-scale man-made events.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication by creating an emergency management plan for a local event that details effective rapid deployment to a man-made WMD event.
  • Examine the role of security as it pertains to protecting individuals; build and defend a security plan taking into account different threat scenarios
  • Analyze domestic terrorism and homeland security to include current and future issues faced by homeland security.


CJ4500     Homeland Security and Terrorism

PRO398     Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

PRO405     Consequence Management

SEC366     Managing the Security Organization

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.