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Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

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Core Requirements

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ENG 340 Effective Report Writing (Prerequisite: ENG 105 or equivalent)

TCT 390 Foundations of Terrorism

TCT 396 Terrorist Techniques

INT 300 Fundamentals of Intelligence

TCT 431 Counterterrorism

PRO 398 Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

INT 415 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

INT 315 Open Source Research

HIST 430 Religious Extremism

PHIL 400 Ethics

PSY 310 Psychology of Violence

Area of Emphasis

(select 3 areas)

Extremist and Terrorist Groups

TCT 410 Right Wing Terrorism

TCT 430 Etho/Nationalist Terrorism

TCT 440 Islamism and Terrorism


INT 400 Counterintelligence

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

TCT 435 Terrorist Support Networks

Terrorist Operations

INT 320 Propaganda and Disinformation

ECN 400 Underground Economies

HIST 350 Strategy and Tactics

Terrorism and Society

TCT 306 Media and Terrorism

MGT 405 Consequence Management

PSY 420 Psychology of Fear (Prerequisite PSY 105 or equivalent)

Cyber/Information Security

INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications

SPCH 450 Communication Theory

MGT 360 Information Security

Collection Management

INT 320 Propaganda and Disinformation

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

INT 477 Collection Management


INT 360 World Intelligence Agencies

TCT 435 Terrorist Support Networks

INT 445 Operational Security

Counterterrorism Strategies

TCT 431 Counterterrorism

HIST 350 Strategy and Tactics

HIST 430 Religious Extremism

Intel Operations

INT 440 Technical Surveillance

INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications

SEC 452 Infiltration Techniques


INT 410 Weapons Systems

ECN 400 Underground Economies

MATH 370 Fundamentals of Data Analysis

Protective Intelligence

INT 310 Fundamentals of Analysis

INT 315 Open Source Research

INT 476 Intelligence Collection

Threat Assessment

MGT 375 Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

PSY 310 Psychology of Violence (Prerequisite PSY 105 or equivalent)

Corporate Security

INT 440 Technical Surveillance

MGT 360 Information Security

MGT 380 Conflict Resolution

Protection Operations

SEC 486 Bomb Threat Management

SEC 326 Foundations of Vehicular Security

PRO 422 Building Security

Advanced Operations

PRO 430 Travel & Hospitals

PRO 432 Principal’s Office & Residence

PRO 433 Off-site Visits

"The course of instruction has improved my capabilities as a military member and improved my overall understanding of terrorism. The staff has been outstanding in assisting me during deployments and providing me with all the tools required to be successful."

-Chris P, Bachelors in Counter Terrorism Program

Bachelor’s of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

When a student earns a counter terrorism degree online through Henley-Putnam, s/he is introduced to the basic concepts of terrorist techniques, counter terrorism studies and strategy, and counter terrorism training. Instructors emphasize the importance of understanding religious extremism, terrorism history, and counter terrorism policy throughout counter terrorism studies courses. Henley-Putnam counter terrorism degrees provide training in counterterrorism research, threat management, and counterterrorist techniques, focusing on analytical rigor, contingency planning, and proactive security measures.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate, conduct, and present basic research skills in the field of terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Analyze and evaluate sources, assets, events, and systems for potential risks in order to assess and refine contingency planning to include appropriate consequence management in the field of counterterrorism
  • Integrate the general workings and issues of the counterterrorism profession through intellectual inquiry and critical thinking
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage across settings unique to the counterterrorism field in an ethical and professional manner
  • Express ideas and concepts clearly through oral and written communication that informs, enlightens, and persuades those they serve in the counterterrorism field

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