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Bachelor of Science in
Global Conflict Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies prepares graduates to influence global conflict resolution. It’s a historical study of world conflicts and an in-depth review of conflict management policies and processes. Graduates can make a difference working for:

  • private defense industries
  • governments
  • intelligence communities
  • international aid agencies
  • non-profit groups

Highly credentialed faculty in the Security Studies & International Affairs Department have years of industry experience and are experts in the study of foreign policy, genocide, history, international relations/politics and security and intelligence. They focus on student success through helpful advising, guidance in writing projects and support in seeking internships that give students hands-on experience.

Students are taught to understand the history of conflict and gain critical thinking and solution planning skills that this industry demands. They are given opportunities to put their knowledge into practice through internships and projects presented to organizations.

With class sizes much smaller than a traditional university, classroom instruction is enhanced with more complex and open discussions.

After learning through related minor courses of study, internships, study-abroad opportunities and a final capstone experience, graduates are set to serve as conflict specialists, Foreign Service officers or intelligence officers.

This degree is offered through our Security Studies & International Affairs Department in the Daytona Beach College of Arts & Sciences.


About Global Conflict Studies at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Global Conflict Studies program at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus uses a multidisciplinary and multinational approach to understanding the root causes of international and human conflicts. Students will learn about:

  • historical and social developments of major regions and powers of the world
  • history of political and economic interactions of the regions
  • theory behind conflict management
  • conflict resolution through peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes

Through the examination of real-world case studies, historical perspectives and faculty expertise, students will learn both analytical and research skills to influence the resolution of conflict.

The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies degree falls under the Security Studies & International Affairs Department in the College of Arts & Sciences and is directly related to the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.

Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including:

  • Arabic Studies
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Terrorism Studies
  • Homeland Security

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. Students use in-depth analysis to learn to understand the:

  • history of the major regions of the world and their interactions
  • theory behind the management of conflict
  • major global security challenges of the day
  • foundation of methodology, technology and political processes that attempt to prevent or resolve conflicts

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Study-abroad opportunities, language acquisition and cross-cultural internships provide students with a unique learning experience. Students gain a competitive edge in the marketplace with the addition of bilingual or multilingual skills in strategic languages.

Global Conflict Studies provides a foundation that prepares students who want to live and work in a multicultural environment as a(n):

  • employee of a homeland defense and security enterprise
  • member of the U.S. military
  • foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department
  • intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency
  • member of USAID
  • volunteer for the Peace Corps
  • employee for an international corporation
  • worker for the United Nations, International Red Cross or similar non-government entities


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