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Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus Creates U.S.'s 1st College of Security and Intelligence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To meet the growing need for highly skilled cybersecurity, forensics and global security and intelligence experts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Ariz., campus is launching the nation's first College of Security and Intelligence (CSI).

Students will get hands-on, real-world experience in computer and forensic sciences, offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations intelligence, counterintelligence analysis and operations, foreign policy and international law, counterterrorism, environmental threats, and global, regional and homeland security. Upon graduating, they will have the skills to join more than 350 Embry-Riddle alumni with jobs in federal government, military, security and intelligence agencies, and the corporate world.

Building on the international success of its Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) program, the CSI will also house the Cyber Intelligence and Security degree program established last year. Two new degree programs debuting this fall – a bachelor's in Forensic Biology and a master's in Security and Intelligence Studies – will round out the CSI.

On Jan. 29, university President Dr. John P. Johnson will present the new college and installation of Dr. Philip Jones as Dean of the College of Security and Intelligence. Dr. Jones, a former CIA intelligence analyst and an international security and intelligence expert, currently is the Department Chair of the Global Security and Intelligence Studies Department. The induction will be at 12:45 p.m. (MST) at the Davis Learning Center, and is open to the public and media.

"This newest college at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, Ariz., will continue to expand its role as a premier collegiate educator of intelligence professionals to the government and industry, as well as providing an opportunity for expanded partnerships and research in cybersecurity, forensics, and security and intelligence," said Prescott Campus Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. "With the addition of the new bachelor's in Forensic Biology and the master's in Security and Intelligence Studies as part of this college, these are exciting times in Prescott." 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and at 150 locations around the globe via Embry-Riddle Worldwide.

SOURCE Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -Prescott, Ariz.

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