Online Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies
Connect to opportunities within the intelligence community with your bachelor’s degree in security studies online.
Earn your BA in Security Studies Online
Are you interested in a security-related career? UTEP now offers its best-in-class Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies program through UTEP Connect. This program is one of only a handful of its kind offered online at a public research university and teaches students to:
- Manage cybersecurity threats and challenges and critical intelligence
- Play a key role on the security team of a corporation
- Work with national intelligence
- Secure sensitive data belonging to corporations or government
- Advance within law enforcement, the national security enterprise, or the armed forces
This degree program prepares you for a career in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA), National Security Agency (NSA), and more.
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