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Security Studies Degree Programs

Border and Homeland Security: The curriculum covers terrorism and counter-terrorism; chemical, biological and radiological hazards and responses; federal immigration laws; and international drug/human trafficking.

Global Security Studies: The security studies curriculum covers such issues as rogue states, weak and failing states, terrorism, human rights, energy security, peacekeeping and stability operations.

Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis: The intelligence curriculum covers the relationships between intelligence and national security issues such as policy making; military strategy, planning, and operations; and Constitutional issues and the rule of law in a democracy.

Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice: Our criminal justice courses draw from many other areas of study, including sociology, biology, psychology, social psychology and management, among others.

Program Costs

Students in the Security Studies programs are charged a single rate for tuition without additional fees. This is an excellent opportunity for those receiving military tuition assistance to have a minimal out-of-pocket cost. Click these links to find information about Undergraduate Program costs as well as Graduate Program costs.


The department has developed a number of academic facilities to enhance the learning of students, as well as to provide services to the broader community.

Student Resources

The department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice is committed to producing the best culture- and national security-focused graduates in the country, focusing foremost on military personnel and federal civilian employees. There are a number of student resources available to help you achieve your educational and career goals.