The Global Conflict Studies degree prepares graduates to be global influences in conflict resolution. Graduates can make a difference while working for private defense industries, governments, intelligence communities, international aid agencies, and non-profit groups. The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies is a historical study of world conflicts and an in-depth review of conflict management policies and processes. Learning from expert faculty and an outcome-based curriculum, students are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies as well as Homeland Security in four years, adding depth to the educational experiences. Global Conflict Studies only enhances a student’s success in graduate degrees such as history, political science, economics, human resiliency, or conflict resolution.
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.
With class sizes much smaller than a traditional university, classroom instruction is enhanced with more complex and open discussions.
Combined with faculty knowledge, the curriculum has its foundation in outcome-based learning. This means students are taught to understand the history of conflict and are then given opportunities to put their knowledge into practice through internships and projects presented to organizations. Students gain critical thinking and solution planning skills that this industry demands.
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.
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; the history of political and economic interactions of the regions; the theory behind conflict management; and conflict resolution through peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes. Through the examination of real-world case studies, historical perspectives, and faculty expertise, students will learn the analytical and research skills to influence the resolution of conflict.
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.
Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including Arabic Studies, Business, Communication, Forensic Accounting, Terrorism Studies, or Homeland Security.
A newer degree at ERAU, the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies program 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:
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.
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.
Global Conflict Studies 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, the U.S. military or in the private sector; 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 including history, political science, economics, human resiliency, and conflict resolution.
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. Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Communication, Forensic Accounting, Terrorism Studies, or Homeland Security. Students are also required to complete a 3 hour capstone project and either a 300-hour internship/cooperative education experience or 3 hours of senior thesis.
|Global Conflict Studies Core||30|
For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.
|Communications Theory and Skills||9|
|Computer Science/Information Technology||3|
|Humanities/Social Sciences Upper Level *||3|
|Humanities/Social Science Lower or Upper Elective *||3|
|Humanities Lower Level||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences||6|
|Social Sciences Lower Level||3|
|GCS 201||Introduction to Global Conflict Studies||3|
|SS 115||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|Select nine of the following:||27|
|International Conflict Resolution|
|Theories of Nations and Nationalism|
|Topics in Global Conflict Studies|
|War, Terrorism and Diplomacy in Cyberspace|
|U.S Military History 1775-1900|
|U.S. Military History 1900-Present|
|Current Issues in America|
|U.S. - Asian Relations|
|Contemporary Africa and the World|
|The Modern Middle East in World Affairs|
|Globalization and World Politics|
|Modern U.S. Foreign Policy|
|Early U.S. Foreign Policy|
|GCS 490||Capstone in Global Conflict Studies||3|
|Co-Op or Senior Thesis|
|GCS 475||Senior Thesis in Global Conflict Studies||3|
|or CEGCS 396||Coop Ed Global Conflict Studies|
|Students are strongly encouraged to complete their breadth requirement with either a second major, two minors (minimum of 30 credit hours total), or one minor and a "coherent block of credits" approved by the GCS program coordinator. Classes from the core cannot be utilized as part of the minor or "coherent bloc of credits"|
|Total Degree Credits||120|
Students may not use BSGCS Core courses to fulfill Upper Level Humanities/Social Science Requirement.
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