online Undergraduate Certificate for Homeland Security Professionals

American Military University offers this unique and career-relevant undergraduate certificate entirely online. Working adults have the flexibility to earn a respected education while balancing their current duties. Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders.

Through this program, students gain a foundational understanding of key homeland security topics such as weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, consequence, management and homeland defense. Students analyze and propose operational improvements to the current state of homeland security. They learn fundamental differences between homeland security and homeland defense initiatives and the federal apparatus for intelligence gathering including Federal Bureau of Investigations, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency interagency cooperation. Students are part of a tightknit community of homeland security professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the nation’s ability to avert terrorist attacks and respond in the event of a disaster.

Program Objectives

  • Identify the key challenges for the 21st century facing not only U.S. homeland security strategy, but also those of other major actors that might become peer competitors.
  • Discriminate between valuable sources of information and those sources that are questionable.
  • Differentiate between homeland security and homeland defense.
  • Describe the national intelligence apparatus including FBI, CIA, and NSA.
  • Assess proposals for improvement in the state of homeland security.

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Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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