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Counter Terrorism Studies, Associate Degree

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Associate of Arts in Counter Terrorism Studies at American Public University System explores the origins and motivations for terrorism, and terrorist strategy and tactics. Terrorism presents real challenges to government and national security communities due to the many different international terrorist groups, each with their own leadership, motivations, political objectives, and tactics. 
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Overview

The fact that these groups continue to evolve and mature in their capability means even greater challenges lay ahead for the U.S. military and government agencies involved in combating terrorism and in ensuring national security.

This online associate degree program in Counter Terrorism Studies at American Public University System offers you a greater understanding of the complexities of this field as you prepare to enter or advance within public safety organizations. Courses in this program are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who hold key positions in government agencies or other intelligence organizations.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Explore the theory and history of terrorism and political violence.
  • Identify different domestic and international terrorist groups, their leadership, and their tactics.
  • Recognize the motivations of terrorist leaders and their followers.
  • Determine the evolving nature of domestic and international terrorism.
  • Define government agencies involved in combating terrorism and in ensuring homeland security.
  • Describe countermeasures available to U.S. agencies fighting terrorism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Homeland Security and Defense
  • Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Homegrown Violent Extremism
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Global Terrorism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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