National Security Studies

Bachelor of Science

“This program immediately threw me into the world of national security and made crystal clear what would be required of me to be successful in this field,” said Sarah Caron ‘20. “The experiences I have had reaffirmed my decision to study here.”

Create strategies to prevent terrorism

While Homeland Security deals with threats from within the U.S., national security combats terrorist threats that come from abroad. As a national security studies major at the University of New Haven, you will develop the knowledge and skills you will need for a career with the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, or the Department of Defense. The University of New Haven is one of the few universities in the U.S. where you can pursue this in-demand calling.

Through the renowned Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, you will prepare to work for your country as an intelligence analyst by:
  • Developing a proficiency in foreign languages through at least two years of study (Russian, Chinese or Arabic are suggested)
  • Studying abroad in a country whose language you’ve mastered
  • Gaining analytical skills like critical incident mapping, data mining, data analysis, and intelligence reporting, plus hands-on experience with professional tools and software
  • Understanding how to play both defense and offense in cyberwar
  • Gaining intensive internship experience so you can contribute to national security from day one on the job
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Spotlights

Innovative Courses

  • National Security Law

    This course introduces students to National Security Law and is intended as an overview of legal issues for National Security Studies majors.  Students completing this course will know the nature of the legal regulations governing national security organizations and their operations, be aware of the major statutory enactments and case decisions interpreting national security law, and aware of the sources of legal authority for national security operations.

  • Intelligence Analysis

    This course introduces students to Intelligence Analysis as applied in the National Security Agency context.  This course focuses on the application of analytical software tools and analytical techniques specific to the Intelligence Community for the purpose of developing usable information to assist in the development and deployment of national security policy.  Students completing this course will have an understanding of analytical techniques and software used by the intelligence agencies in the United States.

  • National Security Internship

    Provides field placement in a National Security Agency under the supervision of a faculty member.  The course includes classroom discussions to facilitate a better understanding of the issues presented during the internship experience.

  • Full List of Courses for National Security Studies

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Intelligence Analysis Concentration, B.S.

    International Security and Justice Concentration, B.S.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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