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IS Emphasis in National Security Studies

Requirements

For a complete list of program requirements see the  BA Integrated Studies or the  BS Integrated Studies

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits
  NSS 2010 Introduction to National Security  3
  NSS 301R National Security Area Studies 3
  NSS 4600 National Security Law  3
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
 Complete 9 credits from the following: 9
  NSS 3050 US Intelligence Community (3.0)  
  NSS 4210 Law of War (3.0)  
  NSS 4250 National Security Career Strategies (3.0)  
  NSS 475R Current Topics in National Security (3.0)  
  NSS 4800 Intelligence Analysis and Tradecraft (3.0)  
  NSS 481R National Security Internship (1.0)  
  NSS 491R Directed Readings and Special Projects in National Security (1.0)  
  NSS 4990 National Security Capstone Seminar  (3.0)  
  ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security  (3.0)  
  POLS 3100 Survey of International Terrorism  (3.0)  
  POLS 3150 US Presidency  (3.0)  
  POLS 3400 American Foreign Policy  (3.0)  
  POLS 1440 Introduction to Middle East Politics  (3.0)  
  POLS 1800 Our Global Community  (3.0)  
  POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations  (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 3680 International Political Economy  (3.0)  
  POLS 4500 International Conflict and Security  (3.0)  
  POLS 4610 International Law  (3.0)  
  POLS 3210 World Diplomacy  (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)  
  CJ 3340 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System  (3.0)  
  CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights  (3.0)  
  CNST 4795 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties  (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)  
  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)  

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

Name:

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Location:

EN 101

Telephone:

801-863-7230

Email:

CRIMINALJUSTICE@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/criminaljustice/

Chair:

Bobbi Kassel

 
 

Mission Statement

Criminal Justice Mission

The Criminal Justice program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of the theory, research, policy and practice of criminal justice, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of the criminal justice system.

Forensic Science Mission

The Forensic Science program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of theory, research, policy and practice of forensic science, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of forensic science.

Center for National Security Studies Mission

The Center for National Security Studies (CNSS) is a nonpartisan academic institution for the instruction, analysis, and discussion of the issues related to the field of U.S. national security. The mission of the CNSS is twofold: to promote an interdisciplinary academic environment on campus that critically examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of the national security policy and practice; and to assist students in preparing for public and private sector national security careers through acquisition of subject matter expertise, analytical skills, and practical experience. The CNSS partners with local, regional, national, and international public and private sector organizations to promote this mission.

 
 

Criminal Justice

  • Department Chair: Bobbi Kassel
  • Office: EN 101d
  • Telephone: 801-863-6896
  • Email: BKassel@uvu.edu
 
 

Forensic Science

  • Director, Forensic Lab Track: Gary Naisbitt
  • Office: ME 136
  • Telephone: 801-863-6505
  • Email: naisbiga@uvu.edu
  • Director, Forensic Investigation Track: Amie Houghton
  • Office: CB 303h
  • Telephone: 801-863-5797
  • Email: amie.houghton@uvu.edu
 
 
Law Enforcement
  • Director, Law Enforcement Academy: Buckey Walters
  • Office: EN 114a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8062
  • Email: buckey.walters@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Assistant: Patrice Bollen
  • Office: EN 114
  • Telephone: 801-863-6156
  • Email: Patrice.bolen@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 286
 
 

National Security Studies

  • Director: Ryan J. Vogel
  • Office: CB 310J
  • Telephone: 801-863-6891
  • Email: Ryan.Vogel@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator: Daniel Tran
  • Office: CB 303B
  • Telephone: 801-899-5032
  • Email:  Daniel.Tran@uvu.edu
 
 

Advisors:

  • Doug Hobbs, Assists Students with Last Names Beginning– A-K
  • Office: EN 101a
  • Telephone: 801-863-5531
  • Email: Doug.Hobbs@uvu.edu
  • Katy Dollahite, Assists Students with Last Names Beginning – L-Z
  • Office: EN 101b
  • Telephone: 801-863-7748
  • Email: kdollahite@uvu.edu

Faculty

Kenneth Crook(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.A., Middle East History, J.D., Brigham Young University.

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Matthew Duffin(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, J.D., Brigham Young University; LL.M., Military/International Contracts Law, United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

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Stott Harston(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



AA, General Studies, American River College; B.A., Political Science, J.D., Brigham Young University.

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Marcy Hehnly(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., Criminal Justice, M.S., Human Resource Management, Troy University; Ph.D., Human Services, Cappella University.

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Amie Balle Houghton(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

B.S., Biology; M.F.S., Forensic Science, George Washington University.

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Bobbi Kassel(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Criminal Justice, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instruction Design, University of Utah.

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Richard Los(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., M.P.A., Justice Administration, Brigham Young University.

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Gary Naisbitt(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.A., German, Weber State College; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Melissa Noyes(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

B.S., Criminal Justice, Utah Valley University; J.D., Law, University of LaVerne College of Law.

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Jonathan  Rudd(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, Brigham Young University, J.D., Law, New England School of Law.

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Michael Smidt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, National University; M.S., Strategic Studies, US Army War College; J.D., Law, California Western School of Law; LLM, University of Virginia School of Law.

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Ryan Vogel(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.A., International Affairs, J.D., American University; J.D., LLM, Public International Law, Georgetown University.

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Dan Waddington(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.S., Justice Administration, Brigham Young University; M.P.A., California State University; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Albany.

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Careers

Careers:
For those trained in Criminal Justice, opportunities exist in local, state, federal, and private law enforcement i.e., DEA agent, FBI agent, corrections officer, security officer, private investigator, game law enforcement officer, immigration inspector, Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms inspector, United States Marshall, Internal Revenue officer, Border Patrol agent, Consumer Safety inspector, and other fields depending on chosen option.

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