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Plan of Study - GC in Terrorism Analysis


The GC—Terrorism Analysis is a 12-credit online graduate program designed to be completed in one year of continuous enrollment. Below is a sample plan of study. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each). 

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit. 

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration.

Semester Year Course Section Credits
Fall 1 BSST630 PWT* 3
Fall 1 BSST634 or BSST635 PWT* 3
Spring 1 BSST631 PWT* 3
Spring 1 BSST633 PWT* 3

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

BSST630: Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors

BSST631: Societal Impacts of and Responses to Terrorism

BSST633: Research Design in Security and Terrorism Studies

BSST634: Legal and Criminal Approaches to Counterterrorism

BSST635: Countering Violent Extremism: Policy and Practice

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