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National Security

A career field that’s more important than ever

The need for qualified professionals with the knowledge and skills to address threats to safety spans both the public and private sectors. National security careers are now a part of every industry.

One of only a few programs of its kind in the area, the Berkeley College Bachelor’s degree program in National Security can prepare you for a range of careers through a curriculum developed with input from a range of security experts based on the current and anticipated needs of various types of organizations. The program covers a broad understanding of homeland security, emergency management, technology, communications, intelligence, critical infrastructure, terrorism, and other important aspects of security.

All of the program’s major courses can be completed in a seven-week format online and/or on site at the Woodbridge, NJ campus.

The National Security program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Faculty Testimonial

“National security professionals now play a critical role in every industry. The field is no longer limited to government agencies. Utilities, telecom, and transit are just a few of the areas that need to address threats to safety. The Berkeley College B.S. in National Security program offers students an exceptional opportunity—a broad foundation in all aspects of security and the opportunity to concentrate in one area of specialization.”

-Gary Krulish
Chair, Berkeley College National Security program

Specialization

The National Security program offers four concentrations in specialized areas of study. Declaring a concentration can also help graduates stand out to potential employers.

Intelligence

Intelligence is information gathered that involves threats to our nation, its people, property, or interests; development, proliferation, or use of weapons of mass destruction; and any other matter bearing on the U.S. national or homeland security. The intelligence community’s primary mission is to collect and convey essential information that the policymaking, law enforcement, and military communities require to execute their appointed duties.

Critical Infrastructure

From hospitals to power plants, dams, water facilities, and transportation systems, critical infrastructure supports every aspect of our lives. The Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks are so vital that incapacitation or destruction would debilitate the nation’s security, economy, public health, and safety.

Public Private Partnerships

Ensuring the security and resilience of the nation is a shared responsibility in the delivery of goods or services to the public. Public Private Partnerships provide tremendous advantages for the nation to meet its national security needs and have been implemented to include a wide range of social services, public transportation, and environmental and waste-disposal services.

Information Security

Information Security refers to the processes and methodologies which are designed and implemented to protect print, electronic, or any other form of confidential, private, and sensitive information or data from unauthorized access, use, misuse, disclosure, destruction, modification, or disruption. Information security and cybersecurity are often confused. Information Security is a crucial part of cybersecurity, but it refers exclusively to the processes designed for data security.

Learn from highly qualified experienced professionals

Faculty members in the National Security program have been chosen for their excellent academic credentials as well as their professional experience. They’ve worked with such entities as the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the West African Task Force (WATF), and the Olympics, and trained with the FBI, National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Incident Command System, and the FEMA National Incident Management System, among other vital organizations.

What sets the Berkeley College National Security program apart:

  • Small classes with personal attention from instructors with professional experience with the in-demand skills required for this cutting-edge field
  • A focus on applying knowledge gained from the program to real-world security issues
  • An emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience
  • Exceptional networking opportunities through faculty and alumni connections

Program Location: 

National Security Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is offered in: Woodbridge, Online

Frequently Asked Questions: National Security


As a recent or soon-to-be high school graduate, you have your whole future in front of you. And that’s exactly what Berkeley College can prepare you for. Everything we do is designed to help you achieve professional and personal success.

The Berkeley College Bachelor’s degree program in National Security is one of only a few programs of its kind in the area. The program covers a broad understanding of homeland security, emergency management, technology, communications, intelligence, critical infrastructure, terrorism, and other important aspects of security.

The program offers four concentrations in specialized areas of study, which can help you stand out to potential employers:

  • Intelligence
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Information Security

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

No. The National Security program is only offered at the Woodbridge campus and Berkeley College Online®.

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies, Business Data Science program, and National Security program have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

National security careers are now a part of every industry. The field encompasses a wide range of domestic and global opportunities which include:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Corporate security
  • Homeland security
  • And other important areas

The credentials and experience of the faculty help the program stand out. Faculty members teaching in the National Security program have been chosen for their program-relevant academic credentials as well as their professional experience. They’ve worked with such entities as the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the West African Task Force (WATF), and the Olympics, and trained with the FBI, National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Incident Command System, and the FEMA National Incident Management System, among other vital organizations.

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