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Terrorism Studies minor now accepting applications

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START) is accepting applications for the undergraduate minor in Terrorism Studies, housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Science at the University of Maryland. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply. The program provides students with the education and training needed to pursue careers in fields related to homeland security or a graduate level program.

The Terrorism Studies minor is designed to explore the origins and motivations of terrorism and impacts of the threat of terrorism on both individuals and communities. Throughout this five-course program, students will learn strategies for preventing, deterring, mitigating and responding to terrorist threats.

Those interested must submit a completed application package in hard copy to START headquarters, which has recently relocated to the University of Maryland's Route One Annex at 8400 Baltimore Ave Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740, by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. To view eligibility requirements and the application process, visit the Terrorism Studies Minor Application Process.

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision in March. For more information regarding Maryland's Terrorism Studies minor program, click here or contact education@start.umd.edu with questions.

* = In January, START Headquarters moved to a new office at 8400 Baltimore Ave. Click here for the full story.