Careers and Outcomes

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Make a difference in national defense

With expertise in homeland security and defense, you can work at public agencies or in the private sector.

What type of students pursue this certificate?

We’ve designed the homeland security and defense certificate for two types of students:

  • Pre-career: A survey of homeland security can help you figure out where you best fit.
  • Professionals and military personnel: Gain further training in administration and policy. Hone your skills in issues that cover homeland security and defense. Prepare for administrative roles.

Career fields, services and agencies

Certification in homeland security and defense can lead you to some of the careers listed below. 

  • Armed forces
  • Coast Guard
  • Credential specialist
  • Criminal investigator
  • Disaster recovery coordinator
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Emergency management and response
  • Firefighting departments
  • Intelligence operations specialist
  • Law enforcement
  • Intelligence
  • Probation and parole
  • Secret Service
  • Transportation Security Administration