This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.
The threat of terrorism is a constant concern prompting a continuing focus on preventing and resolving terrorist attacks. In this specialization, students learn the immediate and long-term implications of antiterrorist legislation and policies. They can study how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced while they analyze the ethical issues related to human rights and the psychology of terrorism. Students explore the effects of disaster, crisis, and trauma and the appropriate interventions for individuals and groups. They examine the roots of international and domestic terrorism, the catalysts and motivations for terrorist acts, and how media and technology may aid or counter terrorist activities.