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New major in Weapons of Mass Destruction

School partners with FBI to offer master’s

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The Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s newest offering is the Master of Science in Strategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction. Students will cover dirty bombs, biological attacks, possible power grid disruptions and more, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

For now, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will select all of the students from within its own trusted ranks. Eventually, law enforcement agencies will be able to enroll their own recruits for a fee. It’s unclear whether the program will ever be open to the general public.