About Academic Programs

Currently we're revising our programs to dovetail with School of Public Affairs mission.

CHS academic programs include academic credit leading to undergraduate or graduate certificates, continuing education credit, and non-credit courses, seminars, symposia and colloquia. The academic programs support the mission of CHS by offering courses and other academic forums that focus on the critical issues pertaining to homeland security, homeland defense, security intelligence, and disaster public health.

  • Certificate program courses are offered in cooperation with academic departments within the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
  • Continuing Education and non-credit courses provide a means for professional development and attainment of continuing education credit for professionals in homeland security and homeland defense.
  • Seminars are conducted to bring together audiences from academia; federal, state, and local government; the military, and industry.
  • Symposia allow participants to engage in-depth on important challenges of homeland security and homeland defense facing the nation.
  • Colloquia provide opportunities for scholars, subject matter experts, and others to present and discuss specific topics in homeland security and homeland defense.

CHS works closely with the colleges of the university in devising contemporaneous curriculum relating to its mission. CHS instructors collaborate with campus faculty to develop cutting edge academic programs. As a result, CHS courses are designed to meet the needs of our partners while remaining fully connected to the university. The three courses in our undergraduate certificate in homeland security can be applied to undergraduate degrees in the School of Public Affairs, and to other degree programs on campus with prior approval from the degree-granting department. The four courses comprising the graduate certificates in Homeland Defense and Security Intelligence may be applied to the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree with the School of Public Affairs and as electives in other graduate degree programs. The courses in the Disaster Public Health programs can be applied to various programs within the Beth-el College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Further information about graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can be found on the UCCS Graduate School website.