Nuclear Safeguards and Security Certificate (On-line)
There is a need for highly qualified experts in nuclear security and safeguards. Jobs in power production, medicine, industrial use, and the military require specialized training to protect against malicious acts with nuclear and radioactive material, including activity through cyber channels. Changes through workforce attrition as well as rapidly evolving technology impact a country’s level of readiness for nuclear and radiation-related security and safeguards. In line with this context, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and its collaborator institutions have partnered to offer both degree and non-degree students and professionals the opportunity to develop unique knowledge and expertise. Such training will enhance students’ and professionals’ performance in careers requiring in-depth understanding of policy and engineering challenges in safeguarding and securing nuclear material and technology.
This Nuclear Safeguards and Security certificate program will offer degree and non-degree seeking students and professionals the opportunity to develop unique knowledge and expertise that will enhance their performance in nuclear security and safeguards-related careers. The courses that form this certificate provide in-depth understanding of policy and engineering challenges in safeguarding and securing nuclear and radioactive material and associated technology.
The certificate is tied to the School of Public Policy at Boise State University (BSU), Nuclear Engineering Department at Idaho State University (ISU), and the Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Department at the University of Idaho (UI). Those who are interested can apply to any of the three partner universities for admittance into the certificate program. All courses are online.
Prospective students must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School.
Program admission requirements and learning outcomes can be found in the Graduate Course Catalog.
Apply here. If applying from outside of Boise State, please reach out to us for additional details.
This certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework. Required courses are offered by Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho.
Once admitted to one of the participating schools, these courses occur through the Online Idaho portal. All courses are taught online.
- BSU – PUBADM 555 Security Regulation and Policy for Nuclear, Radiation and Cyber-related Risk (3 credits lecture)
- BSU – CS581 Cybersecurity for Nuclear Industry (3 credits lecture)
- ISU – NE 5588 or NE4488 Nonproliferation and Nuclear Safeguards (3 credits lecture)
- UI – NE 513 Nuclear Security Science (3 credits lecture)
Cassie Koerner, Program Coordinator
Kathy Araujo, Program Director