The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, through the Center for Homeland Security (CHS) has developed a set of undergraduate courses leading to a Certificate in Homeland Security, and an undergraduate Certificate in Disaster Public Health.
The three homeland security courses are modeled after the graduate certificate program developed in collaboration with officials at U.S. Northern Command and state/local emergency managers and are designed to help students to prepare for jobs related to Homeland Security/Homeland Defense and Emergency Management/First Response.
The four courses in the Disaster Public Health Program help prepare students for careers in the growing field of disaster health response. As employment opportunities expand in the private sector and at all levels of the public sector, students who receive these certificates will be well-positioned to serve as first responders, analysts, information security specialists and consultants in the growing homeland security and public health fields.
Students successfully completing the required courses receive a certificate from UCCS. In addition, the courses may be used as electives in completing a variety of degrees at the university.