UVU OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF COURSES IN NATIONAL SECURITY AND RELATED SUBJECTS, INCLUDING:
-- Intro to National Security (NSS 2010)
-- Law of War (NSS 4210)
-- National Security Law (NSS 4600)
-- Directed Readings and Special Projects (NSS 491R)
-- Constitutional Criminal Rights (CJ 4160)
-- Intro to Homeland Security (ESMG 310G)
-- The History of World War I (HIST 3440)
-- US Military History (HIST 3460)
-- Information Security Fundamentals (IT 2700)
-- The Profession of Arms I (MILS 4200)
-- The Ethics of War and Peace (PJST 3020)
-- American National Government (POLS 1100)
-- Intro to International Relations (POLS 2100)
-- World Diplomacy (POLS 3210)
-- Int'l Relations of the Middle East (POLS 3500)
-- International Organizations (POLS 3610)
-- International Law and Relations (POLS 4610)
-- National Security Area Studies (NSS 301R)
-- National Security Career Strategies (NSS 4250)
-- Current Topics in National Security (NSS 475R)
-- Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CNST 4795)
-- Radical Fundamentalism & Terrorism Financing (CJ 3340)
-- Genocide in the Twentieth Century (HIST 4140)
-- The History of World War II (HIST 4140)
-- Violence & Social Conflict in Latin America (HIST 430G)
-- Current Topics in Military Science (MILS 259R)
-- The Profession of Arms II (MILS 4210)
-- Intro to Human Security (PJST 3100)
-- Intro to Middle East Politics (POLS 1440)
-- Survey of Int'l Terrorism (POLS 3100)
-- American Foreign Policy (POLS 3400)
-- International Relations of East Asia (POLS 3600)
-- International Conflict and Security (POLS 4500)
-- Conflict Transf: Resolution and Sust Peace (PJST 3400)
TO EARN A MINOR IN NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES, STUDENTS MUST BE IN A BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM AND COMPLETE:
ONE PRE-REQUISITE: Intro to Criminal Justice (CJ 1010) OR American National Government (POLS 1100)

FOUR CORE COURSES:
-- Intro to National Security (NSS 2010)
-- National Security Law (NSS 4600)


-- National Security Area Studies (NSS 301R)
-- Current Topics in National Security (NSS 475R)

PLUS 9 CREDITS from the list above or from other courses approved by the NSS Director or Academic Advisor
TO EARN A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES, STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE:
FOUR CORE COURSES:
-- Intro to National Security (NSS 2010)
-- National Security Law (NSS 4600)

-- National Security Area Studies (NSS 301R)
-- International Conflict and Security (POLS 4500)

PLUS 6 CREDITS from the list above or from other courses approved by the NSS Director or Academic Advisor
 

Program Learning Outcomes: Certificate of Proficiency in National Security Studies

1. Students will acquire general knowledge about the U.S. national security system and process, including familiarity with the National Security Council, executive departments and agencies, presidential powers, congressional roles and powers, applicable international and domestic law, and current geographical and functional issues in the national security field.

2. Students will gain skills through class simulations and instruction in analytical thinking and reasoning, professional writing, and public speaking and presenting.

3. Students will apply both theoretical and practical approaches to complex national security problems, employing appropriate context to a decision-making framework.