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International Security and Intelligence Studies Degree - Bachelor of Applied Science

Degree Overview

Developing future national security and intelligence professionals has never been a more crucial need. The Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in International Security and Intelligence Studies is designed to apply to a career field upon graduation or continue to graduate level studies. This degree will enable you to go beyond the studies of political science or history to engage you in a field of study that encompasses philosophy, psychology, science, cybersecurity, global affairs, and military studies. Your learning experience will help you develop a regional area specialty, international relations-oriented thematic expertise, and comparative politics-grounded subject matter proficiency. Our comprehensive coursework incorporates a full range of challenges that cover case studies, role plays, and scenario simulations. Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.

Learning Outcomes

While obtaining your Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in International Security and Intelligence Studies, you will be trained and equipped with theoretical, policy, and practical perspectives across crucial issues like global interdependence, international political economy, social change and revolution, military affairs, transnational threats, and comparative intelligence cultures. This exposure will allow you to be proficient with the key concepts of the national/international security infrastructure; deftly analyze complex global interrelationships; subtly comprehend the evolution and transformation of the international threat environment; and cogently synthesizing conflict/peace theory with national security policy and practical intelligence applications. As a graduate, you will distinguish yourself in the market (both governmental and private sectors) by being a proficient and agile thinker on all of the diverse issues, methods, and approaches that make up the numerous careers in intelligence and security. The Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in International Security and Intelligence Studies offers you potential in terms of career choice: governmental, corporate, philanthropic, and academic. This degree will prepare you to do the following:

  • Recognize the specifics and abstractions of national security/intelligence: theories, principles, methodology, structure, organizations, categories, trends, classifications, and conventions
  • Evaluate the 21st century global security environment, including various and diverse transnational threats and how they impact/interact not only with the international community but also with individual regions and states
  • Differentiate between broad-based, generalized, thematic specializations (International Relations) and highly-defined, specific, area studies/cultural specializations (Comparative Politics)
  • Apply critical thinking and interpretive-analytical problem-solving skills to threat assessment and potential threat resolution: know the difference between policy and analysis and evaluate the efficacy of various policy proposals

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