2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Security and Defense Policy, B.S.

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This program requires the completion of 121 credits and is designed to provide students the ability to explore and combine aspects of the theoretical foundations of national security, intelligence, international affairs, and homeland security. Students will develop a working knowledge of the most prominent features of the global security construct with an emphasis on the United States' national security enterprise. The program will examine the components of national security as it ranges from security policy, development, and operations.

Program Outcomes

Students in this program will:

1. Describe how United States national security and defense policy has evolved and functioned, including the capabilities and activities of related security agencies.

2. Analyze the efficacy of defense policy across multiple domains including diplomacy, economics, and military power.

3. Formulate potential policy solutions to address contemporary national security threats and objectives.

4. Outline the various means by which national security agencies support principle decision-makers.

University Core Curriculum

The completion of 40 credits of University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions is required:

Tier 1 Requirements:
C1T1: ENGL 1112  or ENGL 1113  or ENGL 1114  - Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing
C2T1: COMM 1130  - Principles of Communication
C3T1: MATH 1108  - College Mathematics or higher
C4T1: Any Tier 1 science course with a laboratory (4 credits)
C5T1: UNIV 1125  - The UNCommon Course 
C6T1: Any Tier 1 Historical Perspectives course 
C7T1: PSYC 1111  - Introduction to Psychology 
C8T1: Foreign Language
C9T1: Any Tier 1 Perspectives on Creative Arts course 

Tier 2 Requirements:
C1T2: ENGL 2220  - Writing for Business and Industry
9 credits of Tier 2 courses of your choice

Restricted Electives (12 credits)

  • Any 12 credits in courses with prefix NSEC, CJST, ECON, PSCI, HSEM, or HIST

Elective Courses (33 credits)

  • Plus 33 credits of free, unrestricted electives

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