CJ-200: Terrorism and Homeland Security

Duration: 8 Weeks
Credits: 4 Credits (168 Clock Hours)



This essential course is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the complex issues surrounding terrorism and homeland security, perhaps the most pressing major issue facing criminal justice professionals in the 21st century. Students will learn to think critically about the causes of terrorism, both domestic and international. No subject is off limits. Students are encouraged to contemplate and understand the various religious, ideological, nationalistic and ethnic terrorist movements taking place around the world, their origins, their outlook, their aims. Subjects examined in this exciting and fast-paced course include: suicide bombings, the specter of nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism, cyber-terrorism, Jihadism, the new economy of terrorism, and the organization, function and bureaucracy of homeland security which is continuously evolving to counter the increasing threat of terrorism. The student is challenged to come to grips with the reality of terrorism and to be prepared to confront it as a criminal justice professional.

Course Syllabus (click to view)


Earn Your Certificate Online

Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the The Washington Online Learning Institute.

Certification from the accredited Washington Online Learning Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.

This certificate is valid in all 50 States.


Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course

Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the WOLI online classroom.

Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.

Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.


Fully Accredited Online School

WOLI is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) Commission on Secondary Schools, one of the most prestigious accrediting agencies in the United States.