Undergraduate Certificate in Transforming Communities with a focus in Public Security & Terrorism

Why Public Security & Terrorism?

The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Security & Terrorism offers quality learning in the specialized area of homeland security. Increasingly faith-based organizations such as mission entities, nonprofits & NGOs, schools, churches and church groups need someone in their organizations with in-depth knowledge about areas critical to protecting their personnel, property, and community which requires an understanding of border security, security policies, emergency management and infrastructure protection. The program aims to enhance career skillsets for any personnel who have the responsibility to secure community safety in their organizations while providing them a biblical foundation in public theology so they can join in the mission of God thru their work. In addition, missional Christians with careers in law enforcement, public safety, cyber security and emergency management will find the information applies in their career.

Since September 11th 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor has been predicting that the employment of security management personnel will grow faster than all other occupations due to the threat of terrorism. More than at any other time, organizations and governments continue to upgrade their existing security systems or contract with private firms to secure their facilities and provide worker protection. This need is expected to continue as concerns with threats to property and persons in our country and abroad continue to grow in the years ahead. The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Security & Terrorism provides a pathway for faith-based organizations as well as public and private entities to develop personnel knowledgeable in security management.