As communication and technology continuously advance, the scope and scale of security and intelligence issues become increasingly important.
Today, individuals, corporations, and governments have a vested interest in protection against cyber threats, natural disasters, occupational illness and injuries, conflicts, or from criminal acts.
Now, more than ever, highly trained Security, Intelligence and Safety professionals are sought by businesses, governments, and military.
For over a decade, Embry-Riddle has offered programs in Security, Intelligence, and Safety led by accomplished and experienced faculty. We prepare students in sophisticated learning environments for the many exciting and dynamic careers offered in these fields.
In our programs, students develop analytical skills, technical acumen, and the critical thinking necessary to resolve security breaches, identify threats, and effectively prepare for hazards and emergencies of all kinds.
Scenario-based experiences are used in the Global Security and Intelligence Studies program to identify a variety of potential threats. Graduates emerge with a solid foundation in foreign language; an understanding of world cultures, foreign policy and law; and prepared for a career in security and intelligence for government or private enterprise.
One of the first of its kind in the nation, an undergraduate degree in Homeland Security provides skills and experiences in a wide variety of national and international security topics, including law, policy, strategic planning, cybersecurity, cultures, languages, intelligence, terrorism, environmental security and critical infrastructure protection.
Global Conflict Studies helps shape the way governments, organizations, and private industries handle disputes and threats. The degree focuses on the management and resolution of the issues at hand and explores the most effective methods. In addition to security and intelligence, our nation needs individuals who can address and resolve conflicts that occur on a local, national, and global level.
Those who study Emergency Services examine the science and techniques employed by emergency response teams.
Aerospace and Occupational Safety graduates are prepared to address issues related to flight and workplace safety. Their expertise includes preventing, responding, and resolving safety-based scenarios in any industry.
Our Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program focuses on how behavior, cognition, and personal attitudes impact safety in a wide variety of industrial and aviation settings. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other groups continue to prove that human error is the leading cause of aviation accidents and incidents. Embry-Riddle is one of only a few universities conducting research in this specific area.
Cyber Intelligence and Security delves into the critical issues related to information protection and the essential need to protect the world’s computer systems against multiple threats.
Our graduate programs provide students with a higher level of education for those who seek a career focused on Security, Intelligence, and Safety. Students interested in conflict and society's ability to withstand and recover from resource deficiencies, extreme events, and disasters will find a program suited to their interests and pursuits.
Cybersecurity is also available at the graduate level for those who are interested in identifying and defending against cyber-based attacks and protecting sensitive information.
Regardless of which degree program you select, you’ll have opportunities throughout your studies to put your skills to the test in labs, group projects, and consulting endeavors with real-world clients.
At Embry-Riddle, you'll build professional relationships and gain hands-on experience through internships that will positively impact your future.
Embry-Riddle’s global reputation for excellence paves the way for internship and career opportunities.
Whether you are already working in the safety and security industry or considering this field for your future, Embry-Riddle offers degree programs designed specifically for you.
We currently offer a variety of bachelor’s and master’s programs in Security, Intelligence, and Safety. Each program provides the necessary skills, confidence in your abilities, and opportunities to succeed within the industry.
Examine our degree programs to learn which most closely aligns with your career goals.
Review our non-credit continuing education offerings at proed.erau.edu.
As societies become increasingly complex, the Security, Intelligence, and Safety fields emerge to identify and protect against threats. The global environment demands specialists who can address, resolve, and prevent future safety, security, intelligence, and emergency management concerns.
From aircraft accident investigators and security specialists to cybersecurity professionals and intelligence officers, careers in Security, Intelligence, and Safety are projected to grow and evolve with the changing needs of government entities and private corporations.
Your degree can take you anywhere, including the CIA, FAA, FBI, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), local emergency management centers, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, cybersecurity-focused companies, the military, and private defense firms.
Median annual salaries for careers in Security, Intelligence, and Safety are promising according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and several of these career fields have high-levels of expected growth.
17% projected growth for forensic science technicians
Through 2026, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
28% projected growth for information security analysts
Through 2026, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Safety and security students at Embry-Riddle can take advantage of unique, modern facilities and gain access to an archive of rare materials.