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2014-2015 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

National Security Minor


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This minor can be declared through the Department of: International Studies and Political Science 

The National Security Minor [NSM] is targeted for cadets who intend to pursue:

  • Graduate study either immediately upon graduation or following commissioning and then during or after service in the military, or
  • Careers in the military or civilian sectors related to matters of national security, intelligence, diplomacy and international relations

The Minor allows cadets to concentrate on a particular aspect of security, broadly defined. It can include energy, economic health of the US, education, state of environment as well as more traditional aspects of security such as defense policy, international relations, and area studies.

The NSM requires 24 hours of academic credit consisting of:

  • 9 hours: National Security Policy [IS 320 ]; Research Design for Political Science [IS 460W ]; and National Security Minor Senior Project Experience with a major Senior Paper 
  • 6 hours: Two electives from International Studies 
  • 9 hours: Three electives from departments other than International Studies to include History, Economics, Engineering, Math and Sciences

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