Bachelor of Science in International Relations

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in International Relations and Security requires a student to earn 42 credits in 10 core courses and 4 specialization courses for a total of 120 credit hours of coursework. Students may choose a specialization in Global Security or Cybersecurity. Graduates in this program will be prepared to pursue careers in government, military, law enforcement, cybersecurity and intelligence fields as well as those seeking tracks in law, NGO, and other public service sectors.

  • Students in the Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Security (Cybersecurity Specialization) program will identify the primary technical and human components of the cybersecurity environment; and evaluate the political, strategic, and ethical dimensions of the cybersecurity milieu. Students will evaluate the global security landscape relating to transnational safety and security issues, integrating legal, ethical, and biblical frameworks with the analysis of global affairs and conflict. Students will also demonstrate communication skills in a diverse, globalized, and changing technological context and conduct social science research and analysis.
  • Students in the Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Security (Global Security Specialization) program will identify the primary theoretical, political, religious, and organizational structures that compose the international relations landscape; and analyze the effects of globalization upon the world political system, identifying the roles and interactions of both state and non-state actors. Students will evaluate the global security landscape relating to transnational safety and security issues, integrating legal, ethical, and biblical frameworks with the analysis of global affairs and conflict. Students will also demonstrate communication skills in a diverse, globalized, and changing technological context and conduct social science research and analysis.