The Bachelor of Science in Global Security and Intelligence Studies degree program blends academic and professional studies to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become future leaders in intelligence, security and law enforcement.  

Bachelor of Science in
Global Security and Intelligence Studies

Students in the Global Security and Intelligence Studies Lab

The Bachelor of Science in Global Security and Intelligence Studies degree program blends academic and professional studies to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become future leaders in intelligence, security and law enforcement. In advanced facilities designed to enhance the learning process, the program provides students with a sound foundation in the liberal arts, including foreign languages and cultures, international law, foreign policy and other essential topics. Students choose one of three tracks: the standard track, the Chinese track, or Security Operations Management track.

The Bachelor of Science in Global Security and Intelligence Studies degree is housed in the College of Security & Intelligence.

Three Degree Tracks

The GSIS degree program provides the student with three curricular tracks: the Standard track, the Security Operations Management track, and the Chinese track.

Students who take the Standard track are required to demonstrate oral and reading competency in a language other than English, or by taking 12 credits of college-level foreign language courses in one language.

The Security Operations and Management track is geared toward those interested in a career in security and protection; either in private industry or with a governmental security and intelligence agency. Course requirements for this track include 12 hours of foreign language, general education courses, GSIS core classes, and 33 credits in specialty courses.

Students who take the Chinese track will take the same subject area courses and the same number of credits as those in the Standard or Security Operations Management tracks. The overall difference is that, in the Chinese track, students will take 45 credits in courses that will be entirely in Chinese or have a significant Chinese component with supplementary reading and writing assignments in English, rather than the 12 credits in a foreign language required by the other two tracks. The Chinese track is not open to native speakers of Chinese. The 45 credits include the 12 required foreign language credits for the Standard track, the nine credits in the Chinese Minor, and 24 additional credits that will be offered by teaching content courses in Mandarin Chinese with supplementary reading and writing assignments in English. Study abroad in the summer of the sophomore year is required for Chinese track students.

Degree Requirements

Go to our Online Course Catalog to view the complete list of Degree Requirements for this program.

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