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Minor - Global Security Studies

Minor - Global Security Studies


A minor in global security studies (GSS) familiarizes students with the skills and background necessary for entry-level employment in the national security sector.

Course Requirements

A minor in GSS requires students to complete the following courses: ISS 135, ISS 301, ISS 351, and three elective courses (9 hours) as outlined below. Substitutions are permitted at the discretion of the director.


Any course offered by the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) such as ISS 125, ISS 360, ISS 420, ISS 480, and ISS 490. The only exceptions are ISS 352 and ISS 499, which are not approved elective courses for the GSS minor. Students may take up to one elective course (3 hours) offered by other departments related to national security such as foreign policy, international relations, conflict studies, history of war, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and cyber. Students must receive prior approval for a course offered outside of CISS.

Other Academic Requirements

Students must complete each course in the GSS minor with a grade of "C-" or better. Students not meeting these requirements may be dropped from the minor.

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