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

(124 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Border Security (B.B.S.) degree is meant to increase your awareness and understanding of current issues in border security within the wider realm of homeland security. The courses will increase your critical thinking and analytic skills across the diverse fields of criminal justice, criminology, emergency management and associated legal issues.

Academic Major
Courses Hours
Border Security 3101, 3307, 3340, 4351, 4354, 4389 16
Border Security (advanced) 15
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Cultural Competence 2323 3
General Studies 1181 1
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Courses Hours
Electives 50

AU-ABC Partnership

The B.B.S. degree has been approved by Air University to be included in the AU-ABC program. Degrees in the AU-ABC program allow students to transfer all 64 credit hours of their Associate of Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) into the course requirements. Since the B.B.S. requires 124 credit hours, and all 64 hours from the CCAF degree will be used, the student is only required to complete an additional 60 hours to complete the B.B.S. degree.

The Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, will make an exception to standard policy with regard to CCAF credits for a CCAF degree-holder. All credits from CCAF associate degrees will be accepted and applied toward your degree plan.

However, should you choose to change your degree plan to a degree other than those approved for the AU-ABC program, the transfer credits originally accepted and applied may be revoked.