The Political Science Department at ECU is excited to be offering a number of new programs for students, alumni, and others in our community. Whether it's local high school students interested in exploring International Diplomacy through our Model UN program, or senior citizens desiring to stay current on topics related to U.S. Foreign Policy through our Great Decisions or World Affairs Council, ECU is taking the lead for community engagement and development, expanding learning outside of the classroom and into the local community and beyond.
As of the fall of 2004, we offer a new Graduate Certificate in Security Studies. This is an interdisciplinary program, comprised of course offerings from Political Science, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Environmental Health, and Emergency Planning, among others. This program will appeal to those working full-time, through its Distance Education option, as well as full-time graduate students interested in using their education in security-related career fields. Click here for more information.
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Security Studies Program
ECU offers an interdisciplinary program in Security Studies. The program offers a 15 semester hour graduate certificate, a 24 hour undergraduate minor, and a new Masters in Security Studies degree program, which available completely via distance learning.
Our department has been quite active for the past few years in this popular high school and college program.
ECU is proud to host the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions program. This series of lectures on topics related to Foreign Policy, International Relations, and National Security, will run 8 consecutive weeks on Saturday mornings. It is open to the public for a small enrollment fee, which includes the Great Decisions text book. Experts in their fields will provide presentations each week on the topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association. Teachers can also earn continuing education credit for attendance.
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