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Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness, Associate Degree

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Associate of Arts in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness at American Public University System provides you with a fundamental understanding of terrorism, terrorist weapons, security vulnerabilities, extremist groups, counterterrorism tactics, and national security. 
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Overview

The U.S. military, government agencies, and defense contractors need knowledgeable individuals to help them plan for, deter, and recover from terrorist incidents. 

This online associate degree in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness at American Public University System helps you to prepare for a career as a security officer, law enforcement officer, or security specialist with organizations concerned with national security, public safety, and counterterrorism.

Program Objectives

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

  • Recognize the threat to the U.S. posed by both domestic and international terrorist groups and state actors armed with weapons of mass destruction.
  • Describe the threat posed to society by chemical agents.
  • Relate the threat posed to society by biological agents.
  • Identify the threat posed to society by radiological and nuclear terrorism.
  • Review the use of detection and monitoring equipment and personal protection and decontamination practices for the first responder.

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: 

  • Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards
  • Regulatory Issues in Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Introduction to Homeland Security and Defense
  • Private Sector Homeland Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Port Security

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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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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