NJCU at Middlesex

NJCU at Middlesex

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in National Security Studies from NJCU at Middlesex County College 

Are you looking to complete your bachelor’s degree close to home? The New Jersey City University (NJCU) - Middlesex County College (MCC) Dual Admissions Program may be the perfect solution! Our unique partnership offers you a seamless way to earn two degrees in four years—your associate’s degree in a variety of majors from MCC, and your bachelor’s degree in National Security Studies from NJCU! 

The NJCU-MCC Dual Admissions Program can help you reach your educational and career goals by offering opportunities that few universities can match: 

  • Convenient Location - Take all of your classes for both degrees at the Middlesex County College campus. You can even continue on to complete your master’s degree in National Security Studies from NJCU at MCC! 
  • Exceptional Value – This dual program offers you a pathway to a very affordable education. NJCU is among the most affordable four year universities in New Jersey, with one of the most generous transfer scholarship programs. 
  • Individualized Attention - Our small class sizes led by expert professors means you will receive the support you need to excel. 
  • Career Opportunities – The field of National Security is growing. Join the ranks of NJCU’s successful graduates working in many areas including National Security, Intelligence, Corporate Security, Cyber Security, Law Enforcement, and more.


Overall Degree Requirements: You need to earn 120 credits in total for your Bachelor of Science degree, at least 39 in the major, and may apply for the program any time by clicking on the Dual Admission Application tab on the right of this page, or at the beginning of your final semester at Middlesex County College. When you apply you will receive a conditional acceptance, will be eligible to register for NJCU courses, and may apply for the program during your final semester at Middlesex County College or at any time using the dual-admit application link on the right. When you apply you will receive a conditional acceptance and will be eligible to register for NJCU courses. When you graduate from Middlesex County College you will need to resend a final transcript reflecting your degree, and will be awarded up to a total of 66 transfer credits (according to New Jersey Transfer Law https://www.njtransfer.org/). You come into the program as a junior and do not have to take any further General Education courses at NJCU.

In the Program Core, the Capstone Project can be satisfied one of the following ways:

  1. Take the Careers course.
  2. Complete an Internship (Co-Op).
  3. Complete an Independent Study project (this is a limited option). 

NOTE: You can complete two or even all three of the above for credits, but must do at least one to satisfy the Capstone. If completing the careers course to fufill the captsone requirement, students must take 12 credits of electives. 

NSTISSI-4011 National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC): If you complete Computer Security I, II, and III you will earn the National Security Agency’s 4011 Information Security certification. NJCU is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence

PROGRAM CORE - 27 credits

SECU 150 Introduction to Security 3
SECU 151 Security Systems and Designs 3
SECU 220 Current Security Problems 3
SECU 222 Computer Security I 3
SECU 280 Security Organization and Administration 3
SECU 321 Seminar in National Security 3
SECU 323 Risk Management 3
SECU 398 Research Methods 3
   Capstone Project 3

ELECTIVES - 12 credits (This is not a complete list of available electives in the department. The full list can be found in the course catalog)

SECU 152 Loss Prevention Technique 3
SECU 153 Occupational Safety and Health 3
SECU 210* Introduction to Intelligence 3
SECU 224* Ethics in Professional Security Studies 3
SECU 305* Special Topics 3
SECU 310* Forensic Investigation  3
SECU 322* Computer Security II 3
SECU 324* Security Fraud 3
SECU 411* Extremist Groups and Security 3
SECU 422* Computer Security III 3
SECU 465* Resource Management in Security 3

Applying: You can apply by clicking the Dual Admission Application tab on this page or by going to http://www.njcu.edu/about/apply/transfer-application. It is critical that you send an official copy of your transcript to NJCU when you apply (this can be done at the Middlesex County College Office of the Registrar or through MCC's WebAdvisor). Once you complete the application and send your transcripts contact Dr. Michael Krantz at mkrantz@njcu.edu to be put in direct contact with an NJCU Admissions Representative to track your application. You will earn an automatic acceptance if you earned an AS or AA degree at MCC. Once accepted contact Michael S. Krantz to begin the registration process.


Dr. Michael Krantz
NJCU National Security Studies Coordinator at MCC

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