Security Threat Assessment & Terrorism (Minor)

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Why Security Threat Assessment and Terrorism?

Terrorism – both domestic and international – has become a global concern. In order to become a leader in combating this issue, you need a solid foundation in what terrorism is, the threat it poses, and how to minimize risk.

Why Study Security Threat Assessment and Terrorism at Iona?

You will be taught by outstanding faculty members who are actively engaged and sought-after experts in the criminal justice and securities fields. You will work alongside them in hands-on criminal justice research and be connected to their network of industry professionals who can help you in your career.

You will be exposed to the latest research and evidence-based practices for a well-rounded understanding of the industry.

What You'll Learn

You will explore the roots of international and domestic terrorist organizations and come to understand their ideologies, as well as how they plan and recruit.

You will learn how to assess threats from, and gather intelligence on, these groups.

Other areas of examination will include cyber-terrorism, counterintelligence analysis and training; biological and chemical warfare; school shootings, crisis management and emergency preparation; internet recruitment and radicalization; and correctional- & community-based intelligence gathering.

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Program Highlights

Faculty Experts

Our faculty are experienced professionals and sought-after experts on criminal justice topics. Agencies such as the NYPD and other Federal agencies seek the expertise of our faculty, and many have appeared on the news as expert sources. You will be working with some of the best!

Valuable Internships

You will have valuable internship opportunities at over 100 local, state and federal agencies, as well as law offices, including U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Pretrial Services, Federal Probation, local District Attorney's Offices, Legal Aid, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, state and local policy agencies, victim services, and mental health units.

Thriving Community

You will be part of an active community with opportunities to participate in community service, our Criminal Justice Club, the American Criminal Justice Association, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and more!

Criminal Justice Club

Carrie Ann Sapinoso

We were given the opportunity to visit a maximum-security prison for a Corrections class. It took learning about the subject to a whole new level by fully immersing us in how our corrections system functions.

Carrie Ann Sapinoso '19, '20, Security and Threat Assessment Minor

Careers & Outcomes

Equipped with an understanding of the ideologies and practices of domestic and international terrorist groups, you can choose a career path that helps keep our society safe in a number of ways.

Job Titles:

  • Counter-terrorism Analyst
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Specialist