This is a program focusing on the study of terrorism as a global and national threat and the methods for analyzing and countering it.
Includes instruction in psychology, cultural studies, terrorist history and organization, terrorist capabilities, terrorist finance and international money-laundering, threat assessment, intelligence operations, incident command systems, border security, emergency response, joint operations, surveillance and communications systems, cyberterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorist operations, and applications to specific terrorist organizations and threats.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations Major?
Terrorism and Counterterrorism career roles include a variety of positions such as analyst, specialist, operations expert, fusion center analyst, emergency management, and a multitude of FBI, CIA, and other government agency jobs. If you are interested in a job in this field, you will need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- The International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations