Careers and outcomes
You’ll gain a better understanding of:
- Far-right terrorism
- Environmental terrorism
- Jihadist violence
- Intelligence analytics
- Emergency management
- Police officer
- Program director
- Defense consultant
- Coast guard
- National Security Agency
- Secret service
Terrorism and National Security
This certificate is jointly offered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Political Science and Philosophy. The certificate is designed to provide students interested in careers related to counterterrorism and national defense with a critical understanding of causes of terrorist activity, recruitment and organizational strategies, and policies and practices aimed at strengthening homeland security. Students are exposed to a range of current issues from both national and global perspectives.
This certificate is administered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Completion of at least 60 hours and a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Program requirements (15 hours)
- National Defense requirement: PLS 301(3) or CRM 440(3).
- National Terrorism requirement: CRM 326(1) and CRM 327(1) and CRM 328(1).
- Global Terrorism requirement: PLS 546(3) or HST 504(3).
- Six hours from: CRM 332(3), CRM 580(3), HST 334(3), PLS 443(3).
- All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.
Attain a GPA of 2.50 or higher in courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.
Choose your certificate
- Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State (if you're not already a current student).
- Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in terrorism and national security.
Already working in the field? Waiver available
Are you currently working in criminal justice or government?
You can pursue this certificate without any prior college experience.
Qualified students pursuing only the certificate can receive a waiver on the admission requirement of 60 credit hours.
Contact us for more information.