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Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

Bachelor of Border Security (B.B.S.)

The Bachelor of Border Security (B.B.S.) degree is meant to increase students’ awareness and understanding of current issues in border security within the wider realm of Homeland Security. The courses will increase the students’ critical thinking and analytic skills across the diverse fields of homeland security, criminal justice, emergency management and associated legal issues. The degree offers three specializations to choose from: Crime and Border Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Border Security Law, and Cybersecurity.

Students must have completed their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) in order to be admitted to the program. For students who do not have their CCAF degree, they will follow the Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in Border and Homeland Security Degree Plan

Delivery Method

This degree is offered completely online and in a hybrid (online and on-campus) format.  

Degree Requirements

These are the requirements effective Fall 2012.
The Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 degree requirements can be found in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.

124 Credit Hours

 

Courses Hours
BOR 3101, 3307, 3340, 4351, 4354, 4389 16
Border Security (advanced) 15
Communication 2301 3
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1311, 1312, 1332, 1561, 2305, 2513 3
Computer Literacy: Agricultural Economics 1351, Animal Science 1351, Business Computer Information Systems 1305, Communication 2345, Computational and Applied Mathematics 1351, Computer Science 1301, 1341, 1351, 1361, 1371, Education 2323, Mass Media 2345, Mathematics 1351, Music 2353, Nursing 2338, Theatre 2345, or University Studies 2323 3
English 1301, 1302 or Honors 1302, and sophomore literature 9
History 1301, 1302 6
Natural Science (two lab sciences): biology, chemistry, geology, physics, physical science 8
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Social Science: Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 2300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2301, 2305, Psychology 1303, 2301, Sociology 1303, 2301, 2307 3
Visual and Performing Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302, Honors 2302, Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376, Theatre 1311, 1351, 1352 3
CCAF Electives 15
CCAF Technical Education 24
CCAF Leadership, Management, and Military Studies 6
CCAF Physical Education 4