National Security Studies, B.S. < New Jersey City University (2024)

NJCU’s nationally acclaimed National Security Studies Program offers the only Bachelorof Science degree of its kind in New Jersey and is one of only a few departments in the country with certificates of academic excellence from the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Our program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of national, corporate and cybersecurity theories and practices, and prepares our graduates to operate on an entry or supervisory level within law enforcement, national security and business environments. With the flexibility built into this innovative program, students can pursue a dual major or minor in a number of areas such as business, computer science, chemistry, languages, and military science (ROTC).

Additional study may include cybersecurity certification from the NSA and DHS, intelligence projects and paid internships, a Master's Degree in National Security Studies, or a Doctorate in Civil Security Leadership, Management & Policy.

Course List
Code Title Credits
Required Courses *27
SECU150Introduction to Security3
SECU151Security Systems & Design3
SECU154Careers in Professional Security Studies 13
SECU220Current Security Problems3
SECU222Computer Security I3
SECU280Security Organization & Administration3
SECU321Seminar on National Security3
SECU323Risk Management3
SECU398Research Methods in Professional Security Studies3
Restricted Electives12
Select 12 credits from the following courses: 2
SECU152Loss Prevention Technique3
SECU153Occupational Safety and Health3
SECU155Introduction to International Security3
SECU210Introduction to Intelligence3
SECU214Crime Scene Investigation3
SECU 215Behavioral Analysis and Criminal Profiling3
SECU221Contemporary International Security Topics3
SECU224Ethics in National Security3
SECU226Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Professionals3
SECU250Security Communication3
SECU305Special Topics in Professional Security Studies3
SECU 306U.S. Security Interests in East Asia3
SECU 309Intro to Computer and Network Security3
SECU310Forensic Investigations3
SECU 311Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3
SECU 315Big Data in U.S. National Security3
SECU322Computer Security II3
SECU324Security Fraud3
SECU326Public Speaking for Professionals3
SECU340Ethical Hacking I3
SECU345Computer Forensics I3
SECU350Intelligence Analysis3
SECU380Policy Development for the Security Professional3
SECU411Extremist Groups and Security3
SECU 415Intrusion Detection and Prevention3
SECU422Computer Security III3
SECU 430Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator3
SECU465Resource Manangement in Security3
SECU1305Special Topics: Intelligence Analysis and National Security3
SECU2305Special Topics: National Security Policy3
SECU3305Special Topics: Executive Communications for National Security3
SECU4305Special Topics: Domestic Terrorism3
SECU5305Special Topics: Extremist Groups3
SECU6305Special Topics: Critical Thinking3
SECU7305Special Topics: Security Fraud3
LANG 137Spanish I in Law Enforcement3
Total Credits to Complete Program:39
*

Students are required to earn a grade of C or higher in each required course.

1

Capstone Project: All students participating in the BS/NSS program will be required to complete SECU 154-Careers in Professional Security. A student will be required to develop a personal portfolio and create a final paper specific to a national security issue.

2

Electives - Select 12 credits of approved electives in National Security Studies and earn a grade of C or higher in each course. Electives may be taken in other departments (e.g. Fire Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice) with written approval from the National Security Studies Chair. SECU154 may not count as both a capstone course and an elective. (Please see department for additional information.)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
ENGL101 English Composition I 4
MATH114

or MATH140
or MATH112

Contemporary Mathematics

or Statistics I
or Intermediate Algebra

3
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
INTD101 Orientation to College *first time freshmen only 1
Credits17
Semester 2
ENGL102 English Composition II 4
General Education Tier I Course OR Math 3
General Education Tier I OR Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Credits16
Sophom*ore
Semester 1
SECU150 Introduction to Security 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier III Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Credits15
Semester 2
SECU151 Security Systems & Design 3
SECU220 Current Security Problems 3
SECU222 Computer Security I 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Credits15
Junior
Semester 1
SECU280 Security Organization & Administration 3
SECU321 Seminar on National Security 3
SECU Elective Course 3
SECU Elective Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Credits15
Semester 2
SECU Elective Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Credits15
Senior
Semester 1
SECU323 Risk Management 3
SECU398 Research Methods in Professional Security Studies 3
SECU Elective Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor course 3
Credits15
Semester 2
SECU154 Careers in Professional Security Studies 3
SECU Elective Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3
Elective/Minor Course 3-6
or Co-op experience
Credits12-15
Total Credits120-123

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the National Security Studies BS program, students will be able to:

  1. Perform academic research utilizing properly established methods.
  2. Understand the importance of policy in the creation and implementation of national security initiatives.
  3. Exhibit strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. Apply security management and operational skills to government, non-government, and private organizations.
  5. Apply academic perspectives in national security strategies dealing with crime, terrorism, and cyber-attacks in a democratic society.
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