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. 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|
|War, Terrorism and Diplomacy in Cyberspace|
|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|
|Modern U.S. Foreign Policy|
|Early U.S. Foreign Policy|
|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.