Explore an exciting new career field or refresh your background in the profession by earning a certificate from Waldorf University. The certificate programs are designed for both current and aspiring professionals. Learners may seek a certificate exclusively to advance their career-related knowledge and skills, and other learners may pursue a certificate as a stepping stone toward Waldorf’s online associate degree or bachelor’s degree programs. For students who wish to pursue a degree, the Homeland Security certificate is designed to coordinate with either the A.A. degree or the B.S. in Criminal Justice at Waldorf University.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was developed following the 9-11 attacks. American awareness of terrorism has become more prevalent since that time, and the DHS has grown to become the largest Federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Reflecting the foundational knowledge and skills of the DHS, Waldorf’s Homeland Security certificates focuses on topics related to: terrorism, American homeland security, tactical response operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

Estimated time to complete this certificate program is six to twelve months.

This program is available online only.

Certificate Program Requirements

  • Completion of the certificate’s curriculum and credit requirements
  • Students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 3 credit hours to a certificate program
  • Minimum grade of C for each course

Certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Certificate Requirements: 15 credit hours
Prefix Number Course Credits
HLS 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
HLS 3000 American Homeland Security 3
HLS 3304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Homeland Security 3
EMG 3100 Terrorism in Emergency Management 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3

NOTE: Courses are not allowed to be transferred between certificate programs.