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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE  
National Security Career Studies Certificate AN, MA, WO


Purpose: This program is designed for students interested in a career in national security or furthering a career that requires knowledge of national security issues. Upon successful completion of the program, students will understand the contemporary local, national, and global security issues, operations, and investigations affecting the United States. Students will study the hostile behaviors and activities directed against the United States from various ethnic, cultural, organizational, age, institutional, and social aspects such as the drug culture. Graduates will be able to identify the threats facing the United States and describe the various options available to U.S. government agencies to thwart or neutralize these hostile activities. It must be noted that students completing this program must still pass a lengthy background investigation in order to obtain a security clearance required for employment in national security organizations. This program also is designed to meet the needs of employers in public and private industry, as well as the 18 federal agencies that comprise the Intelligence Community.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   10
2nd Semester
ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
ADJ 252 Counterintelligence Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security 3
ADJ 250 Global Security Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security 3
Total   9
Total credits for the National Security Career Studies Certificate=19
1Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.