Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies (120 hours)
The online Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, critical examination of the contemporary security environment and the ability to understand and analyze complex security problems confronting the United States and international community. This specialized online degree has been developed primarily with active homeland security, intelligence, law enforcement, and military professionals in mind; and who are seeking undergraduate degree completion in a field of study highly relevant and practical for their careers. This undergraduate program is also very useful for students wanting to enter into these fields. All qualified prospective students are welcome to apply for admission. Students completing this rigorous undergraduate program are well prepared for graduate study in Security Studies or a closely related field and/or are equipped academically and professionally to make an immediate impact in a host of security-related careers.
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE DISTANCE LEARNING / ONLINE FORMAT.
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|General Education Courses (42 sch)|
|Liberal Arts Block Electives (24 sch)|
|Foreign Language (6 sch)|
|Security Studies Core Courses (45 sch)|
|Senior Capstone (3 sch)|
|Total Credits for Degree Completion (120 sch)|
Major Requirements (45 semester hours):
The major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies consists of 16 required courses (48 semester hours). This total is exclusive of UTEP's Core Curriculum requirements and the College of Liberal Arts General Education block elective and language requirements.
All courses are offered in an intensive, 7 week online format for maximum scheduling flexibility for full-time, working students. This rigorous, but ultimately convenient undergraduate program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
This undergraduate program consists of required major courses at the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior levels. There are no major course electives. All students take a standard program of required major courses. This highly specialized online undergraduate degree does not have a minor requirement.
INSS 1301 - History and Security (3)
INSS 1302 - Geography and Security (3)
INSS 2302 - Security Studies (3)
INSS 2303 - Writing for Security Professionals (3)
INSS 2304 - Statistics for Security Studies (3)
INSS 2305 - Modern Strategy (3)
INSS 3302 - Seminar in Intelligence and National Security (3)
INSS 3340 - Seminar in Homeland Security (3)
INSS 3348 - Cyberspace and National Security (3)
INSS 3349 - Security Operations (3)
INSS 4301 - Intelligence Collection and Analysis (3)
INSS 4302 - Intelligence and Transnational Threats (3)
INSS 4303 - Ethics and Security (3)
INSS 4347 - Critical Infrastructure Protection (3)
INSS 4380 - Cybersecurity (3)
INSS 4390 - Senior Capstone (3)
BASS Learning Outcomes: Click here for Curriculum Map
- Students will explain the historical and geographic dimensions of the contemporary security environment.
- Students will use basic qualitative and quantitative methods to model, classify, and interpret data pertaining to important security issues.
- Students will apply appropriate theories to describe security problems facing the United States and the international community.
- Students will analyze complex security problems as they pertain to a spectrum of critical operating environments.
- Students will create ethical and effective solutions to a myriad of security challenges facing the United States and the international community now and in the future.
- Students will produce an original capstone project on a relevant security issue or problem that demonstrates effective research and analytical judgment.