School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Security Studies

Alejandro Mayorkas lunch with studentsAnderson University now offers national security studies and information security (also known as cybersecurity). 

Anderson University's National Security Studies Program is one of the few interdisciplinary, undergraduate security studies majors in the country.

These programs are unique from public universities in providing students the inclusion of Christian ethics as a foundation in preparing for a career in public service. 

Students have the opportunity to learn from Anderson University President John Pistole, former TSA director and FBI deputy director, and through professionals in the National Security Studies Fellows.

    Upcoming Guest Speakers:

    • Jan. 18: John Brennan, Former Director of CIA 2013-17
    • Feb. 14: Matt Olsen, Former Director National Counterterrorism 2011-14
    • March 28: James Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence 2010-17

    Previous Guest Speakers:

    • Eric Holder (video), former U.S. Attorney General
    • Representative Pete Hoekstra, former House Intelligence Committee Chair
    • Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary of homeland security 
    • Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency
    • Dr. Paul Stockton, managing director of Sonecon and former assistant secretary of defense
    • Alice Hill, Senior Director for Resiliency, National Security Council (Video)
    • Bob Mueller, former director of the FBI