Undergraduate Certificate - Homeland Security

University Campus

September 11th increased the demand for security and terrorism experts to protect U.S. and global communities. With Saint Leo’s 18-credit Homeland Security certificate, you’ll become an expert on international and domestic terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, law enforcement ethics and law, and Middle Eastern political, religious and economic forces.

Graduates pursue careers in the Department of Homeland Security, specializing in counterterrorism, border security, disaster management, immigration and cybersecurity. They also work in law enforcement, private security and security-related positions at the local, state, or federal government levels.

Saint Leo also offers a Homeland Security minor as a complement for any major, particularly those in Criminal Justice.

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Earn your police standard certificate with training at the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy. Intern with agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • Cold cases: Saint Leo is the only university in the world where you can help local law enforcement agencies identify suspects in 30-year-old unsolved homicide cases.
  • Hands-on learning: Testify and sit on a jury for a courtroom role-playing assignment. Stand in the death chamber of the Florida state prison. Examine fingerprints in a forensics lab.
  • Co-curricular activities: Become an active member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society.
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