B.S. in National Security Studies

B.S. in National Security Studies

A Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Security Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of national, corporate, and cyber security theories and practices, and prepares them to operate on a supervisory level within security, law enforcement and business environments. Professional opportunities include security professional/manager at the corporate level, and the National Security field (CIA, NSA, NIS, FBI, etc.), as well as further study at the master or doctoral level in Security Administration, Criminal Justice or Public Administration. The program includes 27 Credits in Core Courses (below) and 12 credits of electives in PSS, Fire Science, Criminal Justice or approved free electives.


  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • Completion of at least 39 credits (27 core credits and 12 elective credits), and the University General Education Core.

Degree Map

Click the button below for suggested courses to follow and complete, term-by-term, to make it easier to understand how to graduate in four years within your major. Degree Maps are used to assist you and your advisor with planning your academic path to graduation. Use this guide to discuss your academic plan and course selections with your advisor. It is important to note that each student's specific program of study could, and likely will, look different.

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NAtional security studies Degree Map


Students who minor in National Security Studies must complete the following requirements. 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)

Introduction to Professional Security SECU 150
Security Systems and Designs SECU 151
Computer Security I* SECU 222
Security Organization and Administration SECU 280
Seminar in National Security SECU 321
Risk Management** SECU 323



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Phone: (201) 200-2275
Fax: (201) 200-2279
Email: securitystudies@njcu.edu

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(201) 200-2148 (sfisher2@njcu.edu) 

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