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Nuclear Safeguards and Security (Graduate Certificate)

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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
2 years

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About the Program

A new, well-trained class of professionals is needed to effectively manage nuclear material—whether it comes from nuclear reactors, fuel cycle facilities, or spent fuel storage and disposal facilities. Equipped with both practical and theoretical knowledge of detecting physical, cyber, and policy vulnerabilities, this workforce protects our world by preventing and responding to theft, sabotage, unauthorized access, illegal transfer, and other malicious acts involving nuclear material, other radioactive substances, and associated facilities.

Students of the fully online graduate certificate program in Nuclear Safeguards and Security will gain the skills that are critical for maintaining nuclear energy sources as part of our national energy plan. The certificate is tied to the Nuclear Engineering Department at Idaho State University (ISU), the Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Department at the University of Idaho (UI), and the School of Public Policy at Boise State University (BSU). Students may apply to any of the three institutions for admittance into the certificate program. All courses are asynchronous, online, and available for registration through Online Idaho.

Program Requirements

  • Boise State University take the following courses, take 6 credits
    6 credits
    PUBADM555 - Security Regulation and Policy
    3 credits
    CS581 - Cybersecurity for the Nuclear Industry
    3 credits
  • Idaho State University
    3 credits
    NE5588 - Nonproliferation and Safeguard
    3 credits
  • University of Idaho
    3 credits
    NE513 - Nuclear Security Science
    3 credits
Grand Total Credits
12

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.

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Year 1
Fall
3 Credits
University of Idaho
3
NE513 - Nuclear Security Science
Spring
3 Credits
Idaho State University
3
NE5588 - Nonproliferation and Safeguard
Year 2
Fall
3 Credits
Boise State University
3
CS581 - Cybersecurity for the Nuclear Industry
Spring
3 Credits
Boise State University
3
PUBADM555 - Security Regulation and Policy