Elizabeth City State University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has given its approval for historically Black Elizabeth City State University to launch a new bachelor of science degree in homeland security. This will make ECSU the first four-year public educational institution in North Carolina to offer a four-year homeland security undergraduate program.

The new program will prepare students for careers in law enforcement, security, intelligence gathering, criminal investigations, and more. Students will learn about the role of intelligence and the impact of policy in securing the country from threats and natural disasters. Upon completion of the program, students will have a broad understanding of issues such as global politics, security issues, economics, and domestic and terrorist organizations. The program is designed to be taught both on campus and online.

“This is an exciting time for Elizabeth City State University,” said interim chancellor Dr. Karrie Dixon. “We continue to offer high-quality, higher education and thanks to the N.C. Promise Tuition Program, we are able to do it at a reduced costs to students and their families.”

Next, the program will have to be formally approved by the university’s accrediting agency and the U.S. Department of Education. Once it completes the final approval process, a start date will be determined.


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