Certificate in Foundations of Homeland Security
American Public University System

Program Details

An online undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Homeland Security is open only to transportation security officers with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  This American Public University program is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in threat identification, emergency management, and intelligence assessment.  Studies cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence cycles
  • Security challenges
  • Psychological and behavioral triggers

Courses are offered completely online and provide adult learners with a highly collaborative learning environment.  Graduates with this certificate are prepared to advance in their current workplace with enhanced professional knowledge.  Take the academic step towards higher career expectations with an important and high-risk workplace through APU online.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission