Apr 20, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 

Homeland Security

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Inter-College Interdisciplinary Certificates

Certificate of Graduate Study

This certificate offers a set of courses designed to enhance students’ knowledge of several aspects of homeland security including origins of terrorism; disaster preparation; disaster response, recovery, and follow-up. The certificate prepares students to develop and implement systems for homeland security planning and management at the local, state, and federal levels. They will be able to identify hazards due to human-made and natural disasters; advise public and private organizations of best-practice risk management preparation, response, and recovery strategies; and use appropriate technologies. They will have an understanding of the conditions that may lead to terrorist activity as well as how to prepare for and deal with human-made and natural disasters.

The certificate of graduate study in homeland security is open to all students admitted to NIU. Students must maintain good academic standing, achieve a minimum grade of B in each course applied toward the certificate, and complete all certificate work within a period of six calendar years. All course requirements for the certificate must be completed at NIU. Some courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the certificate curriculum. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the core courses early in the certificate curriculum. Students pursuing the certificate of undergraduate studies in homeland security should meet with the certificate coordinator early in their career.

Biochemical Sciences Track (15-16)

Coordinators: Josef Bujarski, Department of Biology; Victor Ryzhov, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cybersecurity Track (15)

Coordinator: Raimund Ege, Department of Computer Science

Emergency Management and Response

Coordinator:  Earl Hansen, Department of Technology

Environmental and Hazards Risk Assessment Track (15-18)

Coordinators:  Andrew Krmenec, Department of Geography; Rama Lingham, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Four of the following with at least one chosen from outside the division of statistics (12-15)

Health Sciences Track (15)

Coordinator:  Gail Williams, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Inter-College Interdisciplinary Certificates