Associate of Arts in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
American Public University System

Program Details

Learn how to help others plan for, deter, and recover from terrorist incidents with an associate’s degree in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness. Graduates will be prepared for roles with the US military, government agencies, and defense contractors.


Classes cover topics including terrorism, security vulnerabilities, extremist groups, counterterrorism tactics, and national security. Threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents are identified and examined. Students interested in careers in security and law enforcement can benefit from this online homeland security degree. 


The curriculum includes studies in areas such as:

  • Consequence management
  • Mind of a terrorist
  • Regulatory issues in weapons of mass destruction
  • Homeland security and defense
  • Critical infrastructure protection

% 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.