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Mar 5, 2012 6:17 AM by AP

NSU offers homeland security degree

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Northwestern State University is offering the state's first master's degree in homeland security starting this summer.

It's an expansion of an adult education course currently offered that has a "concentration" in homeland security.

Joe Morris, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences, says the university started developing the program after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

According to Monday's Times courses will cover a variety of security issues such as international terrorism, transnational organized crime and covert operations, venue and event security, domestic terrorism prevention and analysis, constitutional issues and global security, cyberterrorism, counter-terrorism, advanced cyberforensics and cyberwarfare issues.

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