Global Peace and Security Studies Minor Online (Beginning Fall 2019)

Minor: Global Peace and Security Studies
Department: Political Science
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 18 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online


This online minor equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, resolve, and prevent conflict in a global context. Through interdisciplinary coursework, you will explore institutions, processes, and policies that contribute to global peace and security (versus those that lead to insecurity, conflict, and war). Courses cover topics in international relations, civil-military relations, human rights, the United Nations, international law, peacekeeping, nonviolence, and many other areas.

Expertise in this field supports careers in government, including the various agencies within the U.S. State Department, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as in journalism, education, history, social work, and other disciplines. To maximize your real-world application of global peace and security studies, UNK faculty can help you coordinate field study or internship opportunities near your area as elective courses toward the minor.

This program begins in Fall 2019, but you can start courses now that will apply toward the minor.


Required Courses

(18 credit hours)*

Take all of the following:
PSCI 168 - Introduction to International Relations
PSCI 269 - The Institutions and Processes of the United Nations

Choose two of the following:
PSCI 320 - Politics and Law of International Human Rights             
PSCI 348 - Military Politics and Civil-Military Relations    
PSCI 367 - Human Security and Global Peacekeeping

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

* All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise specified.

View the course catalog for details about courses and elective options.


How do I get started? 


1. Request information 
about the program to learn more.

2. Prepare to apply 
by viewing the program's admission requirements, or apply now.

3. Contact
 UNK eCampus with any questions:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927
Email: ecampus@unk.edu 

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