The major, housed in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, takes a global view of American national security policy and security issues. The program focuses on the workings of American political and governmental processes, national security, and the intelligence community. The emphasis in the major is on career skills, research methods, critical thinking, scholarly writing and public speaking.
THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT AND FEDERALISM
The first part of this major draws on those parts of a traditional government curriculum that bears directly upon the workings of our governmental system in general, and our national security system in particular, at the international, federal, state, and local levels.
You Are The Next Generation
Our national security depends upon the creativity, energy, and skills of young people serving with federal, state, and local agencies and operating in our homeland at our borders and overseas. The next generation of diplomats, military officers, and analysts with the CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and state and local offices will help define, detect, and defend against threats to our national security that emerge in coming years. Hiring at all levels of government reflects our urgent and continuing need for more and better-educated professionals to defend our nation and its interests.
Tiffin University has developed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Government & National Security to help meet the growing and demanding needs of our governing agencies for motivated and well-educated graduates. Recruiters and other representatives from the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Marshals, among others, have come to TU to encourage our graduating seniors to apply for permanent positions with their agencies. They look to TU because they know our graduates have the kind of practical, real-world education necessary to meet the many security challenges in the coming years.
A Faculty With Real World Experience
Our Government & National Security program reflects the real world of national security because our faculty comes from that world. Our faculty has served in combat, in CIA stations, in military installations, with international organizations, in FBI field offices, with U.S. Marshals, and in the White House. They bring the real world of national security to our program through outside speakers, internships, and, most of all, through instruction every day in the classroom.
TU Makes It All Relevant!
You won’t be doing book reports. You’ll be doing written and oral briefings on both real and hypothetical security situations that require quick analysis and problem solving. You will learn using the same tools and methods that our national security agencies use for current employees. You will learn how everything taught in our classrooms applies in the real world and TU makes it all relevant!
The first section of this major draws on those parts of a traditional curriculum that bear directly upon the workings of our governmental system in general, and our national security system in particular, at the federal, state, and local levels.
The second section of this major focuses on the structure, elements, and history of our consideration and the six major instruments of national power: diplomacy, information, military, economic, finance, intelligence and law enforcement – used to protect and promote our national security. The curriculum also applies these elements to the issues of international security and globalization that our majors will face upon graduation.
What You Can Expect From Your TU Government & National Security Degree:
- Graduates will be able to analyze and devise solutions for problems in national security within the framework of our instruments of national power and their use within our political/legal and policy context.
- Graduates will possess a detailed understanding of the history and culture of other parts of the world and how it affects national security.
- Graduates will understand the historical context for current international security threats that the United States faces at home and abroad, and how the United States uses the tools of national power to protect the vital interests of America.
- Graduates will understand potential careers and work expectations in the federal goevernment.
- Graduates will exhibit critical multimodal communication skills.
- Graduates will exhibit the ability to write and think critically.