Associate of Arts in Counterterrorism Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

The associate’s degree in Counterterrorism Studies from APU online gives students an understanding of the complexities of this field as they prepare for new careers or advancement in public safety roles. The program examines the origins and motivations of terrorism, terrorist strategy, and tactics.

Students will learn about the challenges faced by US military and government agencies in battling terrorism and ensuring national security. Courses in this online homeland security degree program identify domestic and international terrorist groups, their leadership, and their tactics. Graduates will be equipped to combat evolving threats from various groups both domestically and internationally.

Areas of study in this major include:

  • Mind of a terrorist
  • Chemical, biological, and radiological hazards
  • Homeland security: defence, intelligence, and ethical issues
  • Homegrown violent extremism
  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Global terrorism

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • College Readiness Assessment is waived for students with 9 or more college credits.