National Security Studies

The National Security Studies program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in state or federal agencies that defend the homeland or implement U.S. foreign policy and strategic objectives.

Professionals who protect our nation’s security must have a solid background in foreign languages, statistical techniques, computer applications, data management systems, oral presentations and analytical writing.

At La Roche College the National Security Studies major trains you in all of these areas. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and professional experience that you need to prepare for a career in this competitive field.

By the time you graduate from La Roche, you’ll possess the following skills:

  • A professional-level reading competency in a foreign language
  • The ability to produce written reports based on research, correlation and analysis
  • Oral presentation skills, including computer-facilitated presentations
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques
  • Knowledge of computer applications and data management systems

La Roche’s liberal arts foundation is the perfect backdrop for the interdisciplinary nature of the national security studies major. The emphasis on analytical skills, foreign languages and international affairs makes our graduates attractive candidates for corporate security positions with multinational corporations.

Real-World Experience

All students in the National Security Studies program must complete an internship or co-op program in one of these areas: intelligence, national government, cyber security, law enforcement or corporate security. You’ll spend time working with a professional in the field and gain valuable experience that will enrich your education and make you a highly marketable job candidate.

Expert Faculty

You’ll take classes led by current and former members of the national security community. These professors hold advanced degrees in their disciplines, along with extensive knowledge of foreign languages, political science, international relations, law and information systems.

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

A Bachelor of Science in national security studies prepares students for careers in:

  • National security
  • Foreign service
  • Corporate security
  • International law enforcement
  • Intelligence analysis

The rigor of our program also offers exceptional preparation for graduate or law school.

Admissions Criteria

Designed for academically superior students, the National Security Studies program requires that students meet the following requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Minimum combined score of 1000 on the SAT (critical reading and math) or composite ACT score of 22
  • Once admitted to the program, students must maintain a minimum QPA of 3.2 and must earn a minimum of a “C” in all courses taken
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