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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 30 students with the proper education and training needed to further pursue education at the graduate level or professional advancement in fields related to homeland security.

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, located in 3300 Symons Hall by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. 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 by March 16.

START will hold two information sessions about the minor.

  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Symons Hall Rm. 3121
  • 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Symons Hall Rm. 3121

For more information regarding Maryland's Terrorism Studies minor program, visit click here or contact education@start.umd.edu with questions.


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