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Types of Degrees Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many security science and technology graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,927
Master’s Degree 1,491
Basic Certificate 706
Associate Degree 598
Graduate Certificate 265
Undergraduate Certificate 187
Doctor’s Degree 19

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in ?

2,927 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
67% Percent Women
40% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 67% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of security science and technology majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 134
Black or African American 274
Hispanic or Latino 649
White 1,580
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 206

Geographic Diversity

Security Science and Technology appeals to people across the globe. About 2.9% of those with this major are international students.

Online Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 415 schools offered some type of security science and technology program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 58 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 124 14
Bachelor’s Degree 60 25
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 108 32
Post-Master’s 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 5 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to security science and technology.

Major Number of Grads
Criminal Justice & Corrections 113,581
Fire Protection 13,176
Homeland Security 6,303
Other Homeland Security 1,793


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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