Homeland Security

Become well-versed in scientifically-informed approaches to managing crime and disaster through a critical analysis of homeland security measures based in international best practices. Topics include terrorism, crime prevention, the media, and the criminal justice role.





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Classes start: January 24
and March 22

Credits Required

18 Credits

Ways to Save

Are you:

A resident of Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester or Pawtucket?

A veteran or active duty military?

Eligible for Prior Learning Assessment?

A member of a partnership with RWU?

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At UC, You Can

In this professional certificate program, you will learn the specific skillsets needed to be an effective defender of homeland security. Learn strategies and theories of disaster management, counter-terrorism methods, crime prevention, and more. 

This certificate will help you to reach your ultimate goal, whether that's a degree, a career or promotion, recognition for your skills in the civilian world, or a life accomplishment. 

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

Sample Courses

Disaster Management and Relief 
Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention

Six required courses = 18 credits 

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A Pathway to Your Degree

The professional certificate in Homeland Security can be used as a stepping stone toward the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or Policing, Public Safety, and Security. Certificates allow you to earn your degree one step at a time, adding credentials to your resume along the way. 

How You'll Get There

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You may take advantage of our prior learning assessment, applying transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your certificate. 

An Expert Advisor

All matriculating students are assigned a on-on-one advisor, who is both an adjunct professor and an expert in their field. 

Parker"Working in the police and legal world, I have a pretty good feel for where students are coming from and in what direction they want to go,"

Sean Parker, Captain, Cranston Police Department, Cranston, RI
His Advice: Get some training and specialized skills under your belt while going through the process of getting your degree by taking advantage of the professional certificate programs.
More: Sean Parker, Police Captain, UC Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice Advisor 

Flexible Options to Suit Your Schedule 

You may complete this entire program online, from anywhere, on your own schedule. Depending on the needs and interests of our students, we also offer in-person courses to bring your learning to life through face-to-face discussion. Our hybrid on-line and in-person courses give you the best of both worlds. Your advisor will help you determine which path is best for you.

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Questions? Reach out!

Everyone has questions.

Our Pathway Specialists have answers. Contact UC Admissions at (401) 254-3838 or email ucadmissions@rwu.edu.