Public institutions and private businesses, government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations are finding it increasingly challenging to manage international security concerns. Security has become a complex problem in international relations, requiring a variety of approaches and perspectives. The track focuses on traditional security issues such as war and peace, nuclear proliferation, surveillance and intelligence, diplomacy as well as other matters impacted by shifting geopolitics. At the same time and recognizing changing security trends and an emphasis on human security, the track focuses on issues such as human rights, democratization, transnational crime and business risk.
What You Will Learn
To prepare students for careers in the security realm, the curriculum includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends, as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis to deal with numerous security-related issues impacted by globalization.
Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation. Professional Development Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.