Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - National Security Track

This degree track will prepare students for the study and practice of national security. Thus, the degree track will help educate students for a career in international diplomacy, the Intelligence Community, the military, private intelligence and security contractors, law enforcement, business, as well as others.

Degree Information:

Degree Requirements:

  • General Education: 34 credits 
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  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences: 14 credits
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  • Political Science Core: 15 credits
    • 3700:100: Government & Politics in the United States (3 credits)
    • 3700:150: World Politics & Government (3 credits)
    • 3700:300: Comparative Politics (3 credits)
    • 3700:301: Introduction to Political Research (3 credits)
    • 3700:303: Introduction to Political Thought (3 credits)
    • Track Core Electives: 9 credits
      • 3700:310 International Politics and Institutions (3 credits)
      • 3700:328 American Foreign Policy (3 credits)
      • 3700:336 Homeland Security Policy (3 credits)
      • 3700:446 National Security Intelligence (3 credits)
      • 3077:448 Intelligence Analysis (3 credits) 
      • Track Electives: 11 credits minimum
        • 3700:326 Politics of Developing Countries (3 credits)
        • 3700:337 Terrorism (3 credits)
        • 3700:339 Terrorism and the Constitution (3 credits)
        • 3700:352 Weapons of Mass Destruction (3 credits)
        • 3700:395 Internship in Political Science (2 - 9 credits)
        • 3700:400 Political Extremism and Violence (3 credits)
        • 3700:405 Politics of the Middle East (3 credits)
        • 3700:410 International Security Policy (3 credits)
        • 3700:413 Global Public Health Threats (3 credits)
        • 3700:414 Wealth and Power (3 credits)
        • 3700:417 Environmental Security (3 credits)
        • 3700:445 Al Qaeda and ISIS (3 credits)
        • 3700:447 Counterterrorism (3 credits)
        • 3700:461 Supreme Court and Constitutional Law (3 credits)
        • 3700:463 Human Rights in World Politics (3 credits)
        • 3700:492 Selected Topics: Terrorism in Film (3 credits)
        • 3700:492 Selected Topics in Political Science (3 credits)
        • 2985:101 Introduction to Geographic and Land Information Systems (3 credits)
        • 2985:201 Intermediate Geographic and Land Information Systems (3 credits)
        • 7600:210 Multiplatform Production (3 credits)
        • 7600:219 Introduction to Public Relations (3 credits)

      Descriptions for Political Science undergraduate classes (3700).
      Descriptions for Geographic and Land Information Systems undergraduate classes (2985).
      Descriptions for Communication undergraduate classes (7600).