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National Security Studies, Minor

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Requirements

The Minor in National Security Studies provides an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for public and private sector national security careers through acquisition of subject matter expertise and analytical skills. The minor exposes students to the wide variety of critically important security challenges and issues faced in the twenty-first century, such as terrorism and cyber security, nuclear proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, piracy and global pandemics, sovereignty and the use of force, and civil liberties and the rule of law. Students will also acquire skills such as critical thinking, writing, briefing, and analysis techniques specifically tailored for the national security field, but applicable in many others. Whether students are interested in counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence gathering and analysis, foreign relations, law and politics, diplomacy, or international development, the Minor in National Security Studies provides the insight and skills needed to succeed in these professions.

Total Program Credits: 24

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Admitted to bachelor degree program at UVU
  2. Students must take either CJ 1010 or POLS 1100 for matriculation
 
Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
Matriculation Courses:  
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3.0) 3
or POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Core Courses  
  NSS 2010 Introduction to National Security  3
  NSS 301R National Security Area Studies 3
  NSS 4600 National Security Law  3
  NSS 475R Current Topics in National Security (3.0)  3
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
 Complete 9 credits from the following: 9
  CNST 4795 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3.0)  
  NSS 4210 Law of War (3.0)  
  CJ 3340 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System (3.0)  
  CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights (3.0)  
  ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security (3.0)  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3.0)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War Ii (3.0)  
  HIST 4140 Genocide in the Twentieth Century (3.0)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals (3.0)  
  MILS 259R Current Topics in Military Science (3.0)  
  MILS 4200 The Profession of Arms I (3.0)  
  MILS 4210 The Profession of Arms II (3.0)  
  PJST 3020 The Ethics of War and Peace (3.0)  
  PJST 3100 Introduction to Human Security (3.0)  
  PJST 3400 Conflict Transformation: Resolution and Sustainable Peace  (3.0)  
  POLS 1440 Introduction to Middle East Politics (3.0)  
  POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (3.0)  
  POLS 3100 Survey of International Terrorism (3.0)  
  POLS 3210 World Diplomacy (3.0)  
  POLS 3400 American Foreign Policy (3.0)  
  POLS 3500 International Relations of the Middle East (3.0)  
  POLS 3600 International Relations of East Asia (3.0)  
  POLS 3610 International Organization (3.0)  
  POLS 4500 International Conflict and Security (3.0)  
  POLS 4610 International Law and Relations (3.0)  
or Other course approved by department advisor or director.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of discipline core and electives with a C- grade or higher.

 

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1010 or POLS 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice or American Nat’l Govt. (Matriculation requirement) 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
NSS 2010 Introduction to National Security 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
NSS 4600 National Security Law 3
  Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
NSS 301R National Security Area Studies 3
  Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
NSS 475R Current Topics in National Security 3
  Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 24

Department

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

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Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department

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