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National Security Studies

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Why Study National Security Studies

Students completing APSU's Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies (NSS) program will be well-versed in the complex challenges facing the global community in homeland security, international security, and identifying terrorism and violent extremism. Graduates will be competitively positioned for careers in all sectors of national defense, homeland security, criminal justice, and the military.

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Take the first step towards safeguarding the future with our Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies – apply now and embark on a journey of critical knowledge and impactful change.

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Program Highlights

Excellent Career Prospects

Many NSS graduates are expected to work in security-related occupations connected to Fort Campbell and the surrounding area. National employment prospects in homeland security and related fields are also very strong. The NSS degree positions students for success in some of today's most in-demand professions.


Learn from Expert Faculty

Housed in the Department of Criminal Justice, the NSS program draws on faculty expertise spanning homeland security, global security, terrorism studies, administration of justice, policy analysis, and other disciplines. As an interdisciplinary degree, NSS taps knowledge from many departments including Agriculture, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Public Management, Sociology, and Psychological Science and Counseling.

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What Will I Learn

Supporting APSU's Mission

The NSS program supports APSU's vision of fostering collaborative learning environments that instill habits of critical inquiry and provide knowledge and skills for a global society. It also advances APSU's mission of raising educational attainment and developing programs that address regional needs.

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Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

National Security Studies Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core