Homeland Security Certificate

Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, in collaboration with colleges across campus, has created a three-course online certificate program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a focus in homeland security to their career or academic plans. This innovative and challenging program from one of the nation’s top schools of criminal justice is meant for practitioners and others interested in updating their skills.

Core Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits Semester
VM 810 VM810 Intro to Food Safety & Prof Development Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
VM 811 VM811 Evolution and Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
VM 812 VM812 Food Safety Toxicology Description 3 Fall, Spring
VM 831 VM831 Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Description 3 Fall, Summer
FSC 810* FSC 810 International Food Laws & Regulations Description 3* Fall, Spring
FSC 811* FSC 811 U.S. Food Laws & Regulations Description 3* Fall, Spring
VM 830 VM830 Food Safety Research Methods Description 3 Fall, Summer
VM 815 VM815 Applied Project in Food Safety Description 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits Semester
CJ 803 CJ 803 Homeland Security Description 3 Spring, Summer
CJ 809 (s730) CJ 809 Public/Private Parnership in Emer Preparedness Description 3 Fall, Summer
CJ 838 CJ 838 Terrorism Description 3 Spring, Summer

*Either FSC 810 or FSC 811 is required for the Food Safety MS degree.

Credit Summary:

Students must complete the seven (7) core courses plus three (3) elective courses.
For electives: students must complete the following courses (equating to nine credits): CJ 803, CJ 809 (Public/Private Partnerships in Emergency Preparedness), and CJ 838.

21 core credits + 9 elective credits = 30 credits