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General Learning Outcomes Minimize    

1)  Students will be able to professionally communicate, both orally and  in writing, and work productively with a diverse and changing workforce.

2)  Students will be able to incorporate ethical principles in their daily  practices, adhering to constitutional and other legal constraints.
   
Minor and Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security Studies Minimize    

1)  Students will be able to identify key events and explain critical issues  in the historical development of the United States Intelligence Community.

2)  Students will be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of  the  principal concepts and ideas associated with the subjects of intelligence and national security.

   
Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security Studies Minimize    

1)  Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of  the principal concepts and ideas associated with the subjects of intelligence and national security.  

2)  Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of  the critical role of intelligence in US national security policy and strategy. 

3)  Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of critical  thinking concepts and ideas and the employment of structured analytic techniques used to assess a range of security issues and challenges. 

4)  Students will be able to explain the characteristics of the global security environment and identify emerging security challenges. 

5)  Students will examine critically a national security issue or challenge  by applying appropriate analytic methodologies common in intelligence research (capstone). 

6)  Students will be able to demonstrate competency in developing a  viable research design for an original and substantive national security project (thesis prospectus). 

7)  Students will produce a significant and original piece of national  security research by employing appropriate social science methodologies and analytic techniques (thesis).

   
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Minimize    

1) Students will analyze current threats to US homeland security.

2) Student will develop oral presentations applicable to homeland security policy issues.

3) Students will produce written texts that assess critically homeland security policy issues.

4) Students will evaluate the ethical and legal issues and challenges to civil liberties inherent in the creation of homeland security policies. 

*Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security - Curriculum Map

   
Master of Defense and Strategic Studies Minimize    

1)  Students will explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the contemporary security environment.

2)  Students will describe the development of strategic thought and modern warfare.

3)  Students will analyze special defense problems and current geo-strategic challenges facing the United States.

4)  Students will produce an original assessment on the future character of modern warfare with implications for national military strategy.

*Master of Defense and Strategic Studies - Curriculum Map

   
Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies Minimize    

1)  Students will explain the historical and geographic dimensions of the contemporary security environment.

2)  Students will use basic qualitative and quantitative methods to model, classify, and interpret data pertaining to important security issues.

3)  Students will apply appropriate theories to describe security problems facing the United States and the international community.

4)  Students will analyze complex security problems as they pertain to a spectrum of critical operating environments.

5)  Students will create ethical and effective solutions to a myriad of security challenges facing the United States and the international community now and in the future.

6)  Students will produce an original capstone project on a relevant security issue or problem that demonstrates effective research and analytical judgment.

*Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies - Curriculum Map