New Certificate in Security Studies to Address National, Global Risks
December 18, 2009
In Dickinson’s ongoing commitment to providing its students with a globally oriented, useful education that is relevant to today’s environment but mindful of history, the college has established a new certificate in security studies program.
The start of the 21st century has seen our nation and the world confronted with a wide and complex spectrum of threats. Addressing these challenges will require educated, nimble professionals who are able to embrace new ways of thinking, solve problems creatively and address important social issues purposefully in order to better anticipate and address security, defense, conflict and strategic issues.
Students engaged in security studies will focus on international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. national security policy and strategy as well as transnational issues and concerns of other countries or regions. Leveraging Dickinson’s strength in active learning, certificate seekers have the opportunity for independent study and all students will participate in a senior seminar capstone course. This course of study will be conducted in cooperation with additional third parties, yet to be announced.
Dickinson’s certificate in security studies will benefit students who are simply curious about the world about them as well as those pursuing careers in both nonprofit and commercial sectors in fields such as policy studies, political science, diplomacy, foreign affairs, economics, government entities, international relations and business, security specialists and analysts, politics, the military and the environmental sciences.