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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 Security Studies (B.S.S.) in
Culture and Security Studies 

The Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies degree is meant to increase students’ global cultural competency and knowledge of national security issues. The courses will increase the students’ critical thinking and analytic skills in strategic culture, foreign policy, and international security studies. 

Students who have completed their CCAF degree should follow the Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies (B.C.C.S.S.) Degree Plan.

Delivery Method

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

Degree Requirements

This degree will be offered beginning Fall 2012. 

120 Credit Hours

Courses Hours
CUL 3310, 3312
CCSS 3315, 3317, 4350 9
BOR 3301and 3340 6
ISSA 2300 and 2301 6
CCSS Prescribed Electives
Students will not be required to take courses from a specific region, but will be encouraged to plan their courses in order to earn a certificate.
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
Minor  18
Free Electives 16