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Earn Your AA in Counter Terrorism Studies Online

Terrorism represents complex challenges to the national security of sovereign nations throughout the world. As part of its unique and highly-regarded interdisciplinary counter terrorism curriculum, American Public University offers an Associate of Arts in Counter Terrorism Studies. Through this online Counter Terrorism Studies program, students explore the origins and motivations for terrorism, terrorist strategies, and the latest counter terrorism tactics.

The associate degree program is facilitated entirely online, giving students the flexibility to fit quality education into their busy lives. Students are introduced to the challenges and complexities associated with counter terror efforts that span the national security spectrum in its current emergency state. Students explore fundamental drivers of terrorism, key terror organizations, and the systems in place used to predict and deter short- and long-term threats.

The online Associate of Arts in Counter Terrorism Studies serves as an integrative platform for students wishing to continue their education in this dynamic and rapidly changing field. American Public University is often recognized for its practitioner faculty, which is comprised of many dedicated leaders in the U.S. intelligence and public safety communities. Students interact with many professors who are currently working in government agencies, military branches, and private security firms. This unique opportunity allows students at all levels of the Counter Terrorism Studies program at American Public University to learn by assessing an articulating effective strategies based on real-world case studies and current information.


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Why You Should Earn This Associate From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 19 students.

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