Global & National Security Emphasis

The Global and National Security emphasis is recommended for students who wish to pursue careers as analysts or managers in national and homeland security with government agencies or in the private security sector.

In order to complete the Global and National Security emphasis, students must take the courses listed below in addition to the basic requirements, Int. Stds 205 and 402.

Student may take as many upper-level elective courses from Course List 2 to complete the major’s credit and discipline distribution requirements.

Global and National Security courses (15 credits):

These courses are required for the Global and National Security emphases and serve as the 15 credit specialization within International Studies:

  • International Studies 302 – United States National Security Policy
  • International Studies 315 – Perspectives on the Nuclear Age
  • Political Science 376 – International Conflict

Plus two of the following:

  • History 395 – United States Military History OR
          History 391 – War, the American Military & U.S. Foreign Relations, 1919-present
  • Military Science 304 – Military History of World War II
  • Political Science 328 – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Elective courses (15 credits):

Students pursuing the Global and National Security emphasis may take 15 credits of elective courses, from Course List 2, in order to complete the major’s 36 credits requirement.Please note that only up to 9 credits out of the major’s 36 credits may consist of 100 or 200 level courses.Additionally, students must take courses from at least four different disciplines giving credit in the International Studies Program within their major.

Prerequisite courses

Please note that some of the classes listed above have course prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is allowed to enroll into a specific class.


Course Distribution and Progression Forms

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Please contact your International Studies advisor to explore your options, maximize the many interrelated majors and minors and to ensure that these are completed in time. The earlier you connect with your advisor, the more options you can pursue.