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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Security Studies Certificate

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Program Coordinator: Armin Krishnan (119-A Brewster Building; 252-328-6156; krishnana@ecu.edu)

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 in a degree or certificate program. Students requesting to add a certificate while currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at ECU should follow the Graduate School’s request to add a certificate policy and seek approval from the program director. Those seeking a stand-alone certificate should complete the certificate application and have it approved by the program director. For more information about the university’s application process, please visit the Graduate School website.

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

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