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NJCU Program Held at Middlesex County College Named a National Center for Academic Excellence

A Bachelor’s Degree program in National Security Studies, which is offered on the Middlesex County College campus by New Jersey City University, has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The program trains leaders in law enforcement and emergency management to combat terrorism.

“This is a program that is critical to our nation’s future and very much in demand,” said Marilyn Laskowski-Sachnoff, dean of professional studies at Middlesex County College. “Even before the tragedy of September 11, 2001, New Jersey City University was at the forefront of professional studies in security, and we are very happy to be partnering with them as they offer this program.”

The Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies includes courses in security systems, computer security, ethics, national security, organizations and risk management. All classes are offered on the Middlesex campus in Edison and online. Students must have an Associate’s Degree from Middlesex or another New Jersey institution of higher education; the preferred major is criminal justice.

Middlesex is also partnering with Felician College to offer Bachelor’s Degree programs in business, elementary education and nursing. These partnerships allow Middlesex residents the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree without having to travel out of county.