Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security Certificate of Undergraduate Study

This certificate program, Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security speaks directly to the need to secure the United States’ borders and ports of entry as directed by federal law. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US Border Patrol refocused its priorities on preventing terrorist penetration, while remaining committed to its traditional duties of preventing the illicit trafficking of people and contraband between official ports of entry. Shortly after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the US Border Patrol was directed to formulate a new National Border Patrol Strategy (NBPS) that would better reflect the realities of the post-9/11 security landscape. The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Borders, Port of Entry, and Homeland Security is at the forefront of this need to address national security priorities. The certificate enables students to deepen their appreciation of the complexity, breadth and topicality of concerns grouped under the rubric border security and homeland security while providing them with a coordinated, discipline-specific theoretical perspective, methodology and research approach appropriate to the disciplines of emergency management and security studies.

 

Curriculum

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Borders, Port of Entry, and Homeland Security is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Camden campus. To be awarded the CUGS in Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security, students must complete all required courses (15 s.h.) with at least a 2.0 GPA average. The pre-requisites for the DPEM courses are required.

Coursework

  • 5 Courses / 15 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 15 S.H.
DPEM 00223 Borders, Ports, and Homeland Security 3
LAWJ 05323 Maritime Crime and Criminality 3
DPEM 43300 Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
DPEM 00325 Technology and Border Surveillance in Homeland Security 3
DPEM 00444 Border Protection, Migration, and Human Rights 3
DPEM 00321 Humanitarian Response: Evacuation and Shelter Management 3
LAWJ 05329 Intelligence, Policing, and Counterterrorism 3
 
 

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

 

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Borders, Ports of Entry, and Homeland Security Certificate of Undergraduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 21 November 1