Department of Engineering Physics

Department of Engineering Physics
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Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Certificate Program
Current as of: 02/25/2014

Degree Type: Certificate Program

The certificate program is a ten-week educational program targeting the technical aspects of combating WMD. The program first provides the fundamental biology, chemistry and physics necessary for the follow-on study of the production, utilization, effects and mitigation of WMD.

The goal of the certificate is to achieve the knowledge, comprehension and application levels of cognitive learning. The program consists of four academic courses with one each in biological weapon technology, chemical weapon technology and nuclear weapon technology. The fourth course consists of a Practicum involving guest lecturers, laboratories, and group exercises and projects. The Practicum will present a unifying approach to the broader category of combating WMD. For example, topics such as risk analysis and mass casualty medical care, can apply to any type of WMD analysis.

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