Online Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies

Develop your skills across cybersecurity, intelligence and data in this affordable, fully online program from UTEP.

Accelerate Your Security Career in Law Enforcement, National Security & More

Working with national intelligence. Managing cybersecurity threats and critical intelligence. Securing sensitive data belong to corporations or government.

These are the types of skills you’ll learn in UTEP’s 100% online security studies program. And they’re in high demand, with businesses willing to pay top dollar for talent. In this program, you’ll graduate ready to enter or advance your career. In fields like cybersecurity, homeland security, intelligence and national security, and security operations, you’ll be prepared for a successful future.

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  • 100% online
  • Faculty have experience in cybersecurity, homeland security, intelligence and national security, and security operations
  • Designed to meet the needs of security and intelligence agencies, and the military
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $420/credit hour (in-state students) or $540/credit hour (out-of-state students)

Work With Government Agencies

The government represents a major employer for this area of study.

Typical Government Employers

  • 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

Types of Security Jobs

  • Corporate security consultant
  • Customs and border protection officer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Defense program analyst
  • Emergency management specialist
  • Federal special agent
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Intelligence collector
  • Military officer
  • Risk analyst
  • Security operations manager

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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