Studying Homeland Security at Regis

Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Homeland Security is designed to provide professionals who currently work in homeland security or those desiring to work in the industry, the skills and knowledge required to be successful in this growing field.
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Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Professionals working or desiring to work in the arena of homeland security and/or disaster response must be knowledgeable about vocabulary, principles, theories and problems associated with homeland security and disaster response.

Available online and on-campus, the undergraduate academic certificate in Homeland Security is a means to study in depth, those theories and practices which support ongoing efforts to address the national and international need for prevention and security from both external and internal threats.

Learn more about our undergraduate certificate in homeland security.

Total Credit Requirements: 15 credit hours (5 hours)

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 15.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Homeland Security

CR 350 - Introduction to Criminology

Analyzes social, political, and economic forces that shape the nature, extent and definitions of crime. Includes corporate and government crime; the relationship of racism, sexism and drugs with crime; and imprisonment.

CR 445 - Homeland Security

Introduces and defines Homeland Security and the terminology and concepts used by professionals in the field. Identifies First Responders (i.e., FEMA, Secret Service, police departments, etc.) and the challenges and problems associated with each.

CR 446 - Perspectives on Terrorism

Explores current and historical sociological, political, and religious climates, which contribute to acts of terrorism. Examines motivation, direction, funding, responses, impacts and consequences.

CR 448 - Homeland Security Legal & Ethical Issues

Identifies emerging legal and ethical implementation issues associated with actions taken by response organizations and individuals within those organizations. Discusses new and emerging legislation.

CR 449 - Vulnerability and Security

Explores theories and practices behind security and vulnerability assessments. Examines existing security practices and assessment models used in organizations. Identifies emerging security concerns and solutions, including monetary resources, to counter potential threats.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

CR 350 Introduction to Criminology (3.00)

Analyzes social, political, and economic forces that shape the nature, extent and definitions of crime. Includes corporate and government crime; the relationship of racism, sexism and drugs with crime; and imprisonment.

CR 445 Homeland Security (3.00)

Introduces and defines Homeland Security and the terminology and concepts used by professionals in the field. Identifies First Responders (i.e., FEMA, Secret Service, police departments, etc.) and the challenges and problems associated with each.

CR 446 Perspectives on Terrorism (3.00)

Explores current and historical sociological, political, and religious climates, which contribute to acts of terrorism. Examines motivation, direction, funding, responses, impacts and consequences.

CR 448 Homeland Security Legal & Ethical Issues (3.00)

Identifies emerging legal and ethical implementation issues associated with actions taken by response organizations and individuals within those organizations. Discusses new and emerging legislation.

CR 449 Vulnerability and Security (3.00)

Explores theories and practices behind security and vulnerability assessments. Examines existing security practices and assessment models used in organizations. Identifies emerging security concerns and solutions, including monetary resources, to counter potential threats.

How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Application Deadlines and Class Starts

Term Class Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 8W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W2 - 2013 September 30, 2013 September 23, 2013
Fall 8W2 - 2013 October 21, 2013 October 14, 2013
Fall 5W3 - 2013 November 4, 2013 October 28, 2013
Spring 8W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014 February 3, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014 February 24, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014 March 10, 2014

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate $6,200 15 $410 $50

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate $6,950 15 $460 $50