B.S. in Global Conflict Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies, offers students a variety of courses that use a multidisciplinary approach to provide an understanding of the root causes of human conflict; a knowledge of the history of the major regions of the world and their interactions; the theory behind the management of conflict; the major global security challenges of the day; and a foundation in the methodology, technology, and political processes that attempt to prevent or resolve conflicts. Study-abroad opportunities, language acquisition, and cross-cultural internships provide students with a unique learning experience. The addition of bilingual or multilingual skills in a strategic language gives students the edge to be competitive in the marketplace.
Global Conflict Studies provides a foundation that prepares students who want to live and work in a multicultural environment as: an employee of a homeland defense and security enterprise; a member of the U.S. military; a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department; an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. military or in the private sector; a member of US AID; a volunteer for the Peace Corps; an employee for an international corporation; and a worker for the United Nations, the International Red Cross, or similar non-government entities. Global Conflict Studies majors can also succeed at the graduate level in a variety of related fields including history, political science, economics, human resiliency, and conflict resolution.
The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. The program allows students the flexibility to double major in Global Conflict Studies and Homeland Security in the same timeframe as it takes to complete one degree. Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Communication, Forensic Accounting, Terrorism Studies, or Homeland Security. Students are also required to complete a 3 hour capstone project and either a 300-hour internship/cooperative education experience or 3 hours of senior thesis.
B.S. in Global Conflict Studies with Two Breadth Areas
|Global Conflict Studies Core||30|
General Education Requirements
For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.
|Communications Theory and Skills||9|
|Computer Science/Information Technology||3|
|Humanities/Social Sciences Upper Level *||3|
|Humanities/Social Science Lower or Upper Elective *||3|
|Humanities Lower Level||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences||6|
|Social Sciences Lower Level||3|
|GCS 201||Introduction to Global Conflict Studies||3|
|SS 115||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|Select nine of the following:||27|
|International Conflict Resolution|
|Theories of Nations and Nationalism|
|Topics in Global Conflict Studies|
|U.S Military History 1775-1900|
|U.S. Military History 1900-Present|
|Current Issues in America|
|U.S. - Asian Relations|
|Contemporary Africa and the World|
|The Modern Middle East in World Affairs|
|Globalization and World Politics|
|U.S. Foreign Policy|
|Early U.S. Diplomacy|
|GCS 490||Capstone in Global Conflict Studies||3|
|Co-Op or Senior Thesis|
|GCS 475||Senior Thesis in Global Conflict Studies||3|
|or CEGCS 396||Coop Ed Global Conflict Studies|
|Students are strongly encouraged to complete their breadth requirement with either a second major, two minors (minimum of 30 credit hours total), or one minor and a "coherent block of credits" approved by the GCS program coordinator. Classes from the core cannot be utilized as part of the minor or "coherent bloc of credits"|
|Total Degree Credits||120|
Students may not use BSGCS Core courses to fulfill Upper Level Humanities/Social Science Requirement.