The field of security can be broken down into three general career fields: justice, information security, and law enforcement. Degree programs range from diplomas to master's degrees in all areas.
A degree in criminal justice is quite common for those interested in security. Criminal justice programs may prepare students for careers in corrections, law enforcement, private security, terrorism and national security management, and crime scene technology. Program offerings range from diplomas and certificates to master's degrees. Many schools offer criminal justice programs online, as well.
Information security is a fast-growing field as well. Students electing to pursue a degree in computer security can earn anything from a diploma to a bachelor degree. In addition to a degree, students can also pursue CISSP Certification to become a certified information systems security professional.