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3,068 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,553 Master's Degrees Annually
#104 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many security science and technology graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,068
Master’s Degree 1,553
Basic Certificate 1,014
Associate Degree 728
Graduate Certificate 316
Undergraduate Certificate 203
Doctor’s Degree 6

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in ?

3,068 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
66% Percent Women
39% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 3,068 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in security science and technology in 2021, making it rank #104 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 66% of recent graduates being 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 124
Black or African American 300
Hispanic or Latino 629
White 1,722
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 236

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Security Science and Technology. About 1.9% of those with this major are international students.

Online Programs

In 2020-2021, 436 schools offered a security science and technology program of some type. 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) 54 6
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 134 15
Bachelor’s Degree 67 24
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 115 35
Post-Master’s 8 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 113,121
Fire Protection 13,766
Homeland Security 7,140
Other Homeland Security 1,695


*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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