Gain a fundamental understanding of extremist groups, terrorism theory, terrorist weapons, and national security with the Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness Associate Degree (AD) at the American Public University.
This leading-edge program also analyzes terrorist weapons, security vulnerabilities, and counterterrorism tactics. As a student in APU’s online AA in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness program, you’ll study the motivations for terrorism, terrorist strategy and tactics, and the implications of terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction.
This evolving field requires professionals who are prepared to proactively protect communities and nations. This degree program provides the knowledge and skills often sought by those with professional interests in security, law enforcement and public safety, and counterterrorism.
What You Will Do
- Recognize the threat to the U.S. posed by both domestic and international terrorist groups and state actors armed with weapons of mass destruction
- Analyze the threat posed by chemical and biological agents
- Understand the threat posed by radiological and nuclear terrorism
- Review the use of detection and monitoring equipment and personal protection and decontamination practices for the first responder
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- Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards
- Regulatory Issues in Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Homeland Security and Defense
- Private Sector Homeland Security
- Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Port Security
- 2 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
National285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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