International Security Studies, Minor

The international security studies minor introduces students to key concepts, practices, and perspectives in the study of international security. Students complete the introductory course in international relations as well as four other courses in political science that focus on various aspects of international security, including international law, international organizations, and U.S. security policy. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: Political science majors and combined majors may not pursue the minor in international security studies.

Required Core Courses

POLS 1160International Relations4
POLS 3408International Security4
POLS 3420U.S. National Security Policy4

Elective Courses

Students may not count any of the courses toward more than one requirement.
Complete two of the following:8
American Military History
International Law
International Security
U.S. National Security Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Politics of Developing Nations
Model United Nations
Model NATO

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor