About Security Studies

From weapons of mass destruction to cyber-warfare, environmental degradation, human security and terrorism, our security studies major blazes multiple paths to a course of study that reflects a your unique area of interest. If you choose this interdisciplinary major, you can choose an emphasis from four different areas – biology, chemistry, computer science/mathematics, and physics – while developing a solid foundation in history and political science.

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Our graduates work in the fields of law enforcement, resource/environmental security, and the military.

Get Out There

Students complete a hands-on internship in their chosen field.

In Demand

Governmental and non-governmental organizations prefer hiring individuals with a liberal arts focus on security studies.

Program Requirements

54-58 hours for interdisciplinary major; 24 hours for interdisciplinary minor

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Potential Careers

I loved every moment of my Georgetown experience. The coursework was challenging, and because of that I graduated with the knowledge that I had earned something of value. The environment at Georgetown College supports a love of learning. The faculty and staff challenge their students while also providing a support system that makes them feel at home and welcome.  The community of Georgetown College is the school’s best asset. The faculty, staff, and students at Georgetown are unlike any other, and that wonderful sense of community makes Georgetown so much more than a school—it is home.

 - Abby Smith

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Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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