Government, Law and National Security Major

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree BA, Government, Law and National Security

Department Chair David C. Wright, Jr, PhD

For information contact Brian Carso, Jr, JD, PhD

The program in Government, Law and National Security (GLNS) at Misericordia University is designed to prepare students to enter the expanding national security work force within both government and the private sector. Students will achieve an integrated knowledge of political science, legal studies, behavioral science, management, history, and national security studies focused on the deterrence, detection, and mitigation of domestic and international threats to the public safety. The program equips graduates with a solid academic foundation for entry level career employment and mid-level career mobility opportunities in broad areas of criminal justice, public safety and security services, government and court administration, and legal services. In addition, the GLNS degree will prepare students for graduate study in law, government administration, business, and national security studies.

Category 1: Major Requirements (36 credits)

BIO 105

Basic Computer Technology

3

BIO 107/PSY 285

Essential Communication for Leaders/Communication

3

BUS 208

Principles of Management

3

GEO 202

Cultural World Geography

3

HIS 104

U.S. History Survey II

3

POL 251

Law Seminar I: Introduction to the American Legal System

3

POL 308

Comparative Government

3

POL 321

U.S. National Security I: History & Concepts

3

POL 322

U.S. National Security II: Institutions & Methods

3

POL 323

U.S. National Security III: Threats, Challenges & Solutions

3

POL 405

American Constitutional Law I: Federalism

3

POL 406

American Constitutional Law II: The Bill of Rights

3

 

 

 

Category 2: Major Electives (15 credits chosen in consultation with advisor)

BIO 207

Contemporary Economics

3

BUS 306

Organizational Behavior

3

BUS 415

International Business

3

BUS 465

Special Topics in Business up to

6

HIS 320

Selected Studies in History up to

6

HIS 322

World Wars, Cold War, and Beyond

3

HIS 350

Post-1945 U.S. History

3

PHL223/PHL 270

Social Ethics / Social and Political Philosophy

3

POL 103

Global Politics

3

POL 252

Law Seminar II: The Trial in American Life

3

PSY 290

Psychopathology

3

SOC 122

Social Problems

3

SOC 221

Cultural Minorities

3

XXX

Foreign Language (transferred from another institution) up to

6

Category 3: Cognates (required)

[Note: Category 3 is listed to clarify which courses are required cognates; however, the credit hours for these courses are included in Category 1 (BUS 105) and Category 4 (MTH 115)]

BIO 105

Basic Computer Technology (see Cat. 1, Major Requirements)

MTH 115

Basic Statistics (see Cat. 4, Required Core Courses)

Category 4: Core Sampling (12 required credits, in addition to other core course in non-related fields)

MTH 115

Basic Statistics (also counts as Cat. 3, Cognate)

3

PHL102

Introduction to Ethics

3

POL100

American National Government

3

PSY123

Intro to Psychology

3