In the 2024-2025 Catalog

B.S. in Global Conflict Studies to M.S. in Human Security and Resilience

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies (BSGCS) degree program at the Daytona Beach College of Arts & Sciences have the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience (MSHSR) in a combined degree program format.

Upon completing the BSGCS requirements, the Bachelor of Science degree in Global Conflict Studies will be conferred, and students will be enrolled in the MSHSR degree. In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of “B” or better must be earned. These credits will count toward the B.S. and MSHSR degree requirements, provided the student maintains enrollment in the combined program and receives a "B" or better in the courses. Students will be dropped from the program if their GPA falls below 3.0. The BSGCS degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor's degree requirements; the MSHSR degree will be conferred upon completion of all master's degree requirements.

If the student chooses to leave the program before the completion of the MSHSR program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the B.S. in Global Conflict Studies, any MSHSR transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

Approved Courses for the Combined Option

Students enrolled in the combined option must consult their academic advisor to determine appropriate course selection. Any three 500-level MSHSR courses can be used to satisfy the BSGCS elective requirements.

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Combined Program Requirements

Undergraduate BSGCS Courses112
MSHSR Transition Courses9
Graduate MSHSR Courses21
Total Credits142

Students must fulfill the required MSHSR core classes and any remaining courses from the transitional period that have not been completed. A total of 142 credits, including 30 graduate-level credits, is required for this option.