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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Security Studies Certificate


Alethia H. Cook, Director, Brewster A-134

Through the Division of Academic Affairs, the university offers the interdisciplinary graduate certificate in security studies. This program provides students with an understanding of national and international threats posed by non-state actors such as terrorist networks, and the landscape of response coordination required to meet challenges posed by such threats. The goal of the certificate program is to develop new thinking towards security within a changing environment. Countering and responding to the new threats requires integration of traditional military strategies with criminal justice systems and investigation, intelligence gathering, policy development, emergency planning and response, and interagency cooperation at multiple levels of government and between governments.

Applicants seeking admission must be graduate students or non-degree students holding a baccalaureate degree. Students requesting to add a certificate while currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at ECU should follow the Graduate School’s admission policies and seek approval from the program director. For access to the form to request to add a certificate view www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/academicpolicies.cfm. Those seeking a stand-alone certificate should complete the certificate application and have it approved by the program director. For more information about the Graduate School’s application process view www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/applicationinfo.cfm.

The certificate requires 15 s.h. of credit as follows:


 two core courses,

Note:


In some cases, courses may require prerequisites which students must satisfy first. Establishment and enforcement of prerequisites is the prerogative of the offering department.