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Courses and Format

The Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies program consists of four courses of 3 credits a piece. Two of these courses, an introductory class and a year long seminar series, are required, while the other two may be selected from a list of related electives which may change from semester to semester. The program can be completed comfortably within a year. In addition to these on-campus course offerings, students may choose to take one or more of the courses towards their certificate through our new online program. Online courses cover the same material as on-campus courses and carry the same number of credits, though the work is condensed and classes are completed in 8 weeks.

Course Selections

Required Courses

CRJ 744 – Terrorism and Politics
CRJ 772 – Advanced Seminar in Terrorism Studies (Friday Seminar Series, 2 semesters)

Frequently Offered Electives

CRJ 748 - Counter-Terrorism for Law Enforcement
PSY 729 – Psychology of Terrorism
CRJ 746 – Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence

Other Possible Electives

CRJ 765 – Social Movements, Revolution and Terrorism
CRJ 784 – Organized Crime
CRJ 789 – Violence Across the Globe
CRJ 797 – Homeland Security and International Relations
CRJ 798 – Homeland Security and Terrorism
ICJ 805 – Human Rights and Counter Terrorism
PAD 810 – Terrorist Financing 

Courses Offered Online

CRJ 744 – Terrorism and Politics
CRJ 748 - Counter-Terrorism for Law Enforcement
CRJ 746 – Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence
CRJ 776 – Advanced Seminar in Terrorism Studies