Extended Campuses2015-2016

Public Administration and Justice Studies

Homeland Security, Undergraduate Certificate

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2019


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Homeland Security?

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Homeland security
  • Law enforcement officers, detectives, police managers
  • Public agency managers
  • Cyber security
  • Command and control center specialists
  • Criminal investigators and special agents
  • Security management specialists
  • Transportation security officers
  • Local, state, and federal emergency management

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18


Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units:

    Take 9 units of Intelligence Studies coursework:

    Take 9 units of Emergency Management coursework from the following:Students pursuing this certificate may not also earn the minor in Homeland Security.
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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