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Homeland Security and Community Preparedness Certificate (Phasing out)

As part of the criminal justice program, this certificate requires you to take 20 credits of CJ courses that focus on homeland security and community collaboration. The program allows you to prepare for work in a homeland security-related job or a job that helps members of the community prepare for a major natural disaster. This certificate looks great on a resume if you want to work for the TSA, federal government or non-profit organization.

credits required for the Homeland Security and Community Preparednes Certificate


of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU


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Learning outcomes

  • Explain and analyze the role of each component of the criminal justice field and how they relate to each other
  • Apply basic theories and practices in entry-level positions in criminal justice or related fields
  • Identify and critically examine issues important to criminal justice at the local, state and federal levels

Career opportunities

  • Homeland Security
  • Federal air marshal
  • Municipal community preparedness officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Community development



NTT Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
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