Homeland Security Certificate

The market for homeland security jobs is growing at all levels in the public and private sectors. Earning a Certificate in Homeland Security at Great Bay can provide emergency response professionals the skills and expertise necessary to effectively plan, prepare, and respond for a potential terrorist attack. Students pursuing a Criminal Justice degree may also take the Homeland Security Certificate to enhance their potential employment opportunities.


Applicants should be aware that thorough background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers, and typically, even before being accepted for an internship. Applicants who have had involvement with the law may not be employable. Due to the possible negative impact on future employability applicants are strongly advised to discuss any concerns with the Department Chair prior to applying to the program.

To be successful in the Homeland Security field, one must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor. One must also be able to establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients. Overall opportunities within Homeland Security will be favorable for individuals who meet psychological, physical, and personal qualifications.

Transfer Credit Policy 
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Homeland Security more than 10 years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

Core Requirements

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
HMSC110G Introduction to Homeland Security 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HMSC115G Crisis Planning, Operations, and Management 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
HMSC120G Introduction to Terrorism 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 10

Students must select two additional courses from the following list:

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CRMJ121G Criminal Procedure 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CRMJ123G Criminal Law 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CRMJ150G Criminology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
POLS220G Public Administration 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
IST161G Introduction to Information Assurance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 6-8

Total Overall Credits : 16-18

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