Program Coordinator:   Melissa Scheier


Interdisciplinary Major

(B.A. degree) A total of fifty-four to fifty-eight hours required, with at least thirty hours at the 300-level or above, including:


CORE COURSES: The core courses provide a foundation in security issues and are centered on courses in the Social Sciences.  Students will complete twenty-seven hours of required core courses.

1. Eighteen hours consisting of the following courses:

  • HIS 345 Military History
  • POS 300 World Politics
  • POS 307 Comparative Politics
  • POS 341 Force and Security
  • PSY 111 General Psychology
  • SOC 220 Equality and Social Justice

2. Choose either (3 hours)

  • HIS 325 United States Diplomatic History or
  • POS 403 American Foreign Policy

3. Choose either (3 hours)

  • ECO 221 Principles or Macroeconomics or
  • ECO 223 Principles of Microeconomics

4. All students must complete the following (3 hours)

  • SEC 450 Senior Seminar in Security Studies (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor)

ELECTIVE COURSES: Elective courses provide some flexibility to students in order to reflect their areas of interest.  Students will complete twenty-seven to twenty-eight hours of elective courses.




Recommended Sequence of Courses

*Please contact Melissa Scheier