Seven Courses

At least three of the courses taken for the Security Studies Certificate must be courses that do not count toward the student’s major.

Two Core Courses: 
INST 170/POSC 170: International Relations
INST 281/POSC 281: American National Security Policy

Four Elective Courses:
Electives taken should come from a minimum of two departments and should be selected in consultation with one’s Security Studies advisor. Students may choose among a range of courses focusing on:

  • National security issues
  • Transnational security issues
  • Conflict resolution & security promotion
  • Human rights and human security

A Senior Capstone Seminar:
A senior seminar in International Studies or an approved seminar in another department.