Completion of this major prepares one to assume the responsibilities of a security professional/manager in the following careers and/or agencies: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent, intelligence analyst, language specialist, corporate security manager, information systems security, National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, U.S. Secret Service, major pharmaceutical corporations, State Police Departments, County Prosecutor’s Offices, and others. Continued study may include a master’s degree in National Security Studies or doctorate in National Security Studies.
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A Bachelor of Science degree in National Security Studies equips students with a comprehensive understanding of national, corporate and cyber security theories and practices, and prepares them to operate on an entry or supervisory level within law enforcement, national security and business environments. Professional opportunities include law enforcement positions, the National Security field (CIA, NSA, NIS, FBI, etc.), security professional/manager at the corporate level, and others. Of the 120 credits required to graduate from NJCU, students must complete 27 core and 12 electives credits in National Security Studies. Those interested can earn the National Security Agency (NSA) Cyber Defense certification. With the flexibility built into this innovative program, students can pursue a dual major or minor in a number of areas such as business, math, chemistry, languages, and military science, as well as further study at the masters or doctoral level in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy and other related fields.
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This minor complements many majors of the College of Professional Studies, the NJCU College of Arts and Science, and the School of Business. (18 Credits)
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