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Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies

$336.46 per semester credit hour for Texas students!

UTEP now offers its best-in-class Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies program through UTEP Connect. Are you in the military or interested in a security-related career? This degree program prepares you for a career in the following organizations:

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of State
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency


Our online program provides the same excellent education you’d expect from an on-campus program, with expert faculty leading you through the curriculum.

The Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies covers comprehensively three critical areas in the field:

  • Cybersecurity threats and challenges
  • Homeland security
  • Intelligence and national security


The Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies is one of only a handful of programs of its kind offered at a public research university. You will be ahead of the competition with a superior education in a quickly expanding field. Our expert faculty belongs to the federally sponsored UTEP National Security Studies Institute—An Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE). This is a national recognition without equal in the field of intelligence and security education and it separates the Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies from all other similar programs, regardless of format.


Why online?

Our online programs are tailor-made for working professionals. Earn your degree without sacrificing work or family commitments. Access your classes and coursework from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, wherever you are!

How do I apply?

Fill out the form at the top of this page and one of our enrollment counselors will contact you and help you through the online application and enrollment process. Have questions? They’ll be able to answer them for you!

Can I use previous credits?

Yes! During the enrollment process, you must submit transcripts from previous degree programs from other accredited colleges. We will review them and see if we can apply them toward your degree program credit hours.

Why Security Studies?

The need for qualified professionals in this field is expanding and showing no signs of waning. If you’re interested in working in a security-related field at a local or national level, this degree is what you need to start your career on the right path.

Ready to learn more? Request more information today and an enrollment counselor can help you get started!