Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Political Science - Concentration in Global Security Studies, B.A.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E): Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements: Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major: Credit Hours: 18

Major Requirements

Select one course from each emphasis:

Concentration in Global Security Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

This concentration is part of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Political Science. Students are required to select three (3) credit hours from each of the following areas: Homeland Defense & National Security, Human Security, and International Law and Peace. The student is then required to select one area and complete the remaining credit hour requirements within that area. 

International Law and Peace Area (3-6 Credit Hours):

Focuses on individual and collective responses to Global Security concerns, emphasizing the role of the government, IGOs, NGOs, and individuals.

Select three (3) to six (6) credit hours from below:

Total Credit Hours: 18

Other Program Requirements

  • Majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in Introduction to Political Science (POLS 2101 ), Introduction to Political Analysis (POLS 2130 ), and all upper-level POLS courses.

Honors in Political Science

To graduate with Honors in Political Science, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610 ) over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


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