Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Security Studies Structured Concentration, Multidisciplinary Studies, BS

Program Director: Armin Krishnan (119-A Brewster Building; 252-328-6156; krishnana@ecu.edu)

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BS offers a structured concentration in security studies. Students fulfilling the degree requirements are awarded a Multidisciplinary Studies, BS. 

The security studies structured concentration utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to understand and address diverse domestic and international threats to US security. Students learn how to evaluate threats and develop responses at the international, national, state, and local levels. These threats may be posed by natural disasters or by human agency, whether through governments or non-state actors, such as terrorist groups.

For more information about security studies, please contact the program director or visit the program website.

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BS (security studies structured concentration) requires 120 s.h. as follows: 

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

Note: This structured concentration does not require specific general education courses.

2. Core - 42 s.h.

A minimum of 24 s.h. from sections 2 and 3 must be above 2999.

b. Approved courses in the security studies structured concentration (36 s.h.)

Required writing course - 3 s.h.

Elective courses - 24 s.h.

A course title with an asterisk (*) indicates that the course requires a prerequisite(s). Click on the course to view the prerequisite(s) and to see if the course can be used to satisfy general education or other requirements (e.g., domestic diversity, global diversity, service learning, writing intensive). If you have questions, please ask the the program coordinator or an advisor. 

Choose 2 courses from at least 4 different prefixes with no more than 12 hours from any one prefix. Choose a minimum of 24 s.h. from the below electives:

3. Minor or approved structured electives - 18 s.h.

A minimum of 24 s.h. from sections 2 and 3 must be above 2999.

4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.