Security, Intelligence and Safety Degrees at Embry-Riddle

Today more than ever, highly trained professionals are needed to protect against cyber threats, natural disasters, occupational illness and injuries, and criminal acts.

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For more than a decade, Embry-Riddle's Prescott, Arizona, Campus has offered programs in Security, Intelligence and Safety. Led by accomplished and experienced faculty, we prepare students in sophisticated learning environments for dynamic careers in these growing fields.

We help you develop the analytical skills, technical acumen and critical thinking ability necessary to resolve security breaches, identify threats, and effectively prepare for and respond to hazards and emergencies of all kinds.

Our programs are steeped in the hands-on experience valued by today’s employers and also help you build key professional relationships through internships and co-ops.

What is a Security, Intelligence and Safety degree?

These degree programs at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, Campus are designed to create future leaders who will be on the front lines when it comes to protecting the nation and its vital infrastructure and resources. Our graduates are recognized as critical thinkers and problem solvers who can identify and counter emerging threats, and they are prime candidates for rewarding roles in the public or private sector.

Where can I work with my Security, Intelligence and Safety degree from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus?

Our graduates are now working at federal, state and local agencies, with the Department of Defense and also at private sector companies like Amazon and GoDaddy.

Regardless of which program you graduate from, your degree will carry Embry-Riddle’s global reputation for excellence and make you part of a family that includes 140,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom are key industry leaders.

What are the Security, Intelligence and Safety degree programs at the Prescott Campus?

Along with our renowned degree in Cyber Intelligence and Security, we also offer programs in Forensic Biology and Global Security & Intelligence Studies. Students will get the full benefit of our cutting-edge labs and testing facilities, which include the “Hacker Lab,” the Global Security Operations Center and the STEM Education Center.

Security, Intelligence and Safety Degrees & Programs

Whether you are already working in the safety and security industry or considering this field for your future, Embry-Riddle offers degree programs designed specifically for you.

Each program provides the necessary skills, confidence in your abilities and opportunities to succeed within the industry. We also offer Master of Science programs in Cyber Intelligence & Security, Safety Science and Security & Intelligence Studies.

Learn more about the security, intelligence and safety degree programs at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, Campus and find the program that’s right for you.

Professional Education

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Career Outlook

Today’s global environment demands skilled specialists who can address, resolve and help prevent future security, intelligence and safety issues.

From aircraft accident investigators to cybersecurity professionals, careers in these key fields are projected to grow and offer promising salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Forensic science technicians can earn a median annual income of $61,930, with an annual job growth rate of 11% through 2031.
  • Information security analysts can earn median annual salaries of $102,600, with an annual job growth rate of 35% through 2031.
  • Emergency management directors can earn $76,730 per year, with a 3% annual job growth rate through 2031.

35% Growth

35% projected growth for information security analysts through 2031.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Our faculty and students are actively involved in safety and security-related research. Read about how they’re positively impacting the industry in some recent projects below.

Learning Environments at the Prescott Campus

Security, Intelligence and Safety students at Embry-Riddle can take advantage of unique, modern facilities and gain access to an archive of rare materials.

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Prescott, AZ Campus

  • The Global Security and Intelligence Studies’ Eagle Operation Center on the Prescott Campus replicates a situation room where students work to investigate and solve scenarios that threaten security.
  • The Computer Security and Forensics Lab allows students to learn skills that include security breach prevention and detection, and how to perform a forensic examination of a computer system to identify hidden files and capture digital evidence.
  • The Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab features actual accident aircraft positioned as they were at the time of the incidents for students to study field investigation.
  • Students also have access to Embry-Riddle’s Aviation Safety and Security Archives, which holds rare, proprietary materials for student research.