About the Global Terrorism Minor

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence), also known as START, has developed an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism, a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors.

Students also explore the impacts of the threat of terrorism on individuals and communities as well as strategies for preventing, deterring, mitigating, and responding to terrorist threats. Students have the opportunity to develop first-hand experience working in the homeland and/or national security communities and conducting research on terrorism using a range of analytical tools and research methods.

START accepts applications to the program from University of Maryland undergraduates each spring. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply.

To review how to declare the minor and a requirements list visit the START page

Global Terrorism Minor