FRANCESCA N. PIMENTA ‘21
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The notion of national security is a historic concept, with its origins dating back to the 17th century and the Peace of Westphalia, which established sovereign nation-states. In the modern era, national security seeks to ensure the security and defense of a country. It also endeavors to sustain a rule-based international order that promotes global security, prosperity, and human rights.
The University of New Haven’s B.S. in Security & Defense Policy degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and insight needed to combat threats to the nation’s physical, economic, and human security. The program will prepare students for an exciting and rewarding career in the national security, diplomacy, and intelligence fields in both the public and private sectors. In fact, the University of New Haven is a recognized leader in developing the skills necessary for a successful career.
This degree opens up a wide range of career fields, including intelligence analysis, legal practice, military service, and diplomacy.
With our B.S. in Security & Defense Policy in hand, you will be qualified to work as a general national security practitioner in all of the above areas. Throughout the four years of your preparation for this field, you will:
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
5% Growth 2021-2030
Information Security Analysts
23% Growth 2021-2030
Financial Investment Analysts
8% Growth 2021-2030
This course introduces students to National Security Law and is intended as an overview of legal issues for National Security 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.
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.
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.
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 Security & Defense Policy, B.S., check out the Academic Catalog:
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
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