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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies

Daytona Beach, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 1,563 / per credit



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The Global Conflict Studies degree prepares graduates to be global influences in conflict resolution. Graduates can make a difference while working for private defense industries, governments, intelligence communities, international aid agencies, and non-profit groups. The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies is a historical study of world conflicts and an in-depth review of conflict management policies and processes. Learning from expert faculty and an outcome-based curriculum, students are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies as well as Homeland Security in four years, adding depth to the educational experiences. Global Conflict Studies only enhances a student’s success in graduate degrees such as history, political science, economics, human resiliency, or conflict resolution.

Highly credentialed faculty in the Security Studies & International Affairs Department have years of industry experience and are experts in the study of foreign policy, genocide, history, international relations/politics, and security and intelligence. They focus on student success through helpful advising, guidance in writing projects, and support in seeking internships that give students hands-on experience.

With class sizes much smaller than a traditional university, classroom instruction is enhanced with more complex and open discussions.

Combined with faculty knowledge, the curriculum has its foundation in outcome-based learning. This means students are taught to understand the history of conflict and are then given opportunities to put their knowledge into practice through internships and projects presented to organizations. Students gain critical thinking and solution planning skills that this industry demands.

After learning through related minor courses of study, internships, study-abroad opportunities, and a final capstone experience, graduates are set to serve as conflict specialists, Foreign Service officers, or intelligence officers.

About Global Conflict Studies at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Global Conflict Studies program at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus uses a multidisciplinary and multinational approach to understanding the root causes of international and human conflicts. Students will learn about historical and social developments of major regions and powers of the world, the history of political and economic interactions of the regions, the theory behind conflict management, and conflict resolution through peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes. Through the examination of real-world case studies, historical perspectives, and faculty expertise, students will learn the analytical and research skills to influence the resolution of conflict.

The Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies degree is housed in the Security Studies & International Affairs Department in the College of Arts & Sciences and is directly related to the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.

Students can also pursue two of Embry-Riddle’s many minors, including Arabic Studies, Business, Communication, Forensic Accounting, Terrorism Studies, or Homeland Security.

A newer degree at ERAU, the Bachelor of Science in Global Conflict Studies program, offers students a variety of courses that use a multidisciplinary approach to provide an understanding of the root causes of human conflict. Students use in-depth analysis to learn to understand:

  • The history of the major regions of the world and their interactions
  • The theory behind the management of conflict
  • Major global security challenges of the day
  • Foundation of the methodology, technology, and political processes that attempt to prevent or resolve conflicts

Study-abroad opportunities, language acquisition, and cross-cultural internships provide students with a unique learning experience. Students gain a competitive edge in the marketplace with the addition of bilingual or multilingual skills in strategic languages.

Global Conflict Studies provides a foundation that prepares students who want to live and work in a multicultural environment as an employee of a homeland defense and security enterprise; a member of the U.S. military; a foreign service officers in the U.S. State Department; and intelligence analysts for the Central Intelligence Agency; a member of US AID; a volunteer for the Peace Corps; an employee for an international corporation; and a worker for the United Nations, the International Red Cross, or similar non-government entities. Global Conflict Studies majors can also succeed at the graduate level in a variety of related fields, such as history, political science, economics, human resiliency, or conflict resolution.

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