Middlesex County College Dual Admissions

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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 university 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.

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Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies at Middlesex County College

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 ). 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 is satisfied by taking SECU 154 Careers in Professional Security Studies.

National Security Agency (NSA): Certificate of Completion for Cyber Defense - a certification program for cyber defense. This certificate is aligned to the new Cyber Defense standards for the National Security Agency. NJCU is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

COURSE NUMBER CLASS CREDITS

SECU 222

Computer Security I

3

SECU 322

Computer Security II

3

SECU 422

Computer Security III

3

MATH 140

Statistics I

3

CS 101

Computer Science I

3

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

39 credits required: 27 credits in core courses and 12 credits of electives. Courses are offered in Jersey City, Middlesex, Wall, Paramus and online.
-View/download the requirements: National Security Studies Requirements (PDF)

MCC Homeland Security Transfer Courses
In addition to the 60 credits accepted for transfers, MCC students should not retake the highlighted courses with NJCU.  Be sure to advise Dr. Michael Krantz if you have taken any of these courses:

MCC HS NJCU NSS TRANSFERABILITY INFO (PDF)

PROGRAM CORE/ REQUIRED CLASSES (take all of these courses and get a C or higher in each)

CLASS COURSE NUMBER
Intro to Professional Security SECU 150*
Research in Professional Security SECU 398
Current Security Problems SECU 220
Seminar in National Security SECU 321
Security Systems & Design SECU 151
Security Org. & Administration SECU 280
Computer Security I SECU 222
Risk Management SECU 323
Senior Year Capstone: Careers in Professional Security Studies (SECU 154)**

*Intro to Professional Security is the pre-requisite for many PSS courses.
**Careers in Professional Security Studies is designed for seniors preparing to enter the job market but is open to any PSS student. 

ELECTIVES - (take at least four of these and get a C or higher in each)

COURSE NUMBER CLASS
SECU 152 Loss Prevention Technique
SECU 155 Introduction to International Security
SECU 221 Contemporary International Security Topics
SECU 224 Ethics in National Security
SECU 310 Forensic Investigation
SECU 324 Security Fraud 
SECU 340 Ethical Hacking
SECU 350 Intelligence Analysis
SECU 422 Computer Security III
SECU 1305 Special Topics: Intelligence Analysis and National Security
SECU 7305 Special Topics: Security Fraud
SECU 5305 Special Topics: Extremist Groups
SECU 305 Special Topics in Professional Security Studies
SECU 153 Occupational Safety and Health
SECU 210 Introduction to Intelligence
SECU 226 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Professionals
SECU 250 Security Communication
SECU 322 Computer Security II
SECU 326 Public Speaking for Professionals
SECU 345 Computer Forensics I
SECU 411 Extremist Groups and Security
SECU 465 Resource Management in Security
SECU 3305 Special Topics: Executive Communications for National Security
SECU 4305 Special Topics: Domestic Terrorism
SECU 6305 Special Topics: Critical Thinking
SECU 2305 Special Topics: National Security Policy

View course descriptions in the UNIVERSITY COURSE CATALOG.

National Security Studies – Minor

(18 credits required)

CLASS COURSE NUMBER
Intro to Professional Security SECU 150*
Computer Security I SECU 222
Seminar in National Security SECU 321
Security Systems & Design SECU 151
Security Org. & Administration SECU 280
Risk Management SECU 323

*Intro to Professional Security is the recommended first course & a pre-requisite for many PSS courses.

APPLYING 
You can apply on the Dual Admission Application page or by clicking HERE.* 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.  

*If you are in your last semester at Middlesex County College, do not complete the Dual-Admit Application, APPLY HERE.

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The NJCU Professional Security Studies program is one of the few in the country to be designated as a center of academic excellence (CAE) in both cybersecurity and intelligence.

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A National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE DC) as designated by the National Security Agency in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.