Students benefit by learning from experienced practitioners in the field who possess experience in the FBI, CIA, United Nations, Connecticut State Police, private investigation labs, security agencies, and more. Whether you are currently working in the security field or wish to embark on your first career, the program will prepare you with the necessary skills to succeed in the intelligence community. Students in the program are required to complete an internship, research, or thesis experience prior to graduation. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, national security, public safety, emergency management, and homeland security. A concentration in Information Protection and Security in the program allows students to pursue specific study in cybersecurity and the protection of information systems within the intelligence community.
Students in the program have unique hands-on learning opportunities in classroom facilities like the computer crime laboratory and in specialized fieldwork in an optional internship with organizations like the State of Connecticut, federal and state agencies, or private firms like Sikorsky Aircraft, located a short distance from campus.