Our global society brings together an amazing array of cultures and people. At the same time, we are experiencing multiple conflicts involving politics, economics, religious wars, terrorism, social upheavals, and epidemics threatening our security and stability. This international environment creates a need for conflict specialists who can provide advice and solutions to governments, corporations, humanitarian groups, and those in need of mediation services.
A new degree, the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies, offers students a variety of courses that use a multidisciplinary approach to provide an understanding of the root causes of human conflict; a knowledge of the history of the major regions of the world and their interactions; the theory behind the management of conflict; the major global security challenges of the day; and a foundation in the methodology, technology, and political processes that attempt to prevent or resolve conflicts. Study-abroad opportunities, language acquisition, and cross-cultural internships provide students with a unique learning experience. The addition of bilingual or multilingual skills in a strategic language gives students the edge to be competitive in the marketplace.
The Embry-Riddle experience only enhances the academic environment for a Global Conflict Studies student. Access to faculty for in-depth advising, projects, and small-sized classes are benefits to the program, giving graduates the knowledge and guidance needed for working in the real world.
If you are concerned about worldwide security and conflict resolution, you should consider the Global Conflict Studies degree. You will work on a local, national, and international scale to manage, prevent, or resolve conflicts.
The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies degree is housed in the Security Studies & International Affairs Department in the College of Arts & Sciences and is directly related to the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.
Global Conflict Studies, established in January 2015, provides a foundation that prepares students who want to live and work in a multicultural environment as an employee of a homeland defense and security enterprise; a member of the U.S. military; a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department; an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency; a member of US AID; a volunteer for the Peace Corps; an employee for an international corporation; and a worker for the United Nations, the International Red Cross, or similar non-government entities. Global Conflict Studies majors can also succeed at the graduate level in a variety of related fields, such as history, political science, economics, human resiliency, or conflict resolution.
Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog
The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. The program allows students the flexibility to double major in Global Conflict Studies and Homeland Security in the same timeframe as it takes to complete one degree. Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including Arabic Studies, Business, Communication, Forensic Accounting, Terrorism Studies, or Homeland Security. Students are also required to complete a capstone project and a 300-hour internship/cooperative education experience or thesis. In addition, although not required, several study-abroad experiences are available each summer through the department. You can also pursue a related graduate degree – a Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience or a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management & Policy, both of which are available online.Top
B.S. in Homeland Security
The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security degree is based on the needs of government and the private sector. The program combines general education requirements with a core of homeland security courses and coursework specializing in emergency management, terrorism studies, or cyber security.
M.S. in Human Security & Resilience
The Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience degree will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding global affairs.