Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Homeland and International Security (Day)


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Globalization has posed exponential international level challenges to world peace, security and the stability of communities, transcending any defined nation or state boundary. Nations cannot afford to prepare the next generation of national, regional, and local leaders without adequate understanding of global development, including the United States. Given the University’s mission to “transform hearts and minds to serve the world,” the need for formal education and workforce preparation in the realm of international security affords students true global perspectives, engagement, and career opportunities. Please refer to the Homeland and International Security department for more information on the program.

General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (27 credits)


Degree Requirements (120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


 

Homeland & International Security, Bachelor of Science

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

CYM171

Introduction to Cybersecurity

3 cr

HLS101

US Homeland Security

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

HLS217

Multicultural Competence A

3 cr

HLS218

Multicultural Competence B

3 cr

HLS201

Evolution of Terrorism

3 cr

HLS231

Critical Infrastructure Protect.

3 cr

BUS224

Principles of Macroeconomics

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

REL*___

231 or 232 or 233 or 234

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

HLS300

Emergency Management

3 cr

HLS311

Strategic Geography

3 cr

BUS___

BUS Elective+  OR

 

POL294

Intn’l Relations & Pol. OR

 

HLS___

Homeland Security Elective+

3 cr

HLS330

Non-Governmental Orgs

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

HLS491

Post Disaster Response/Recovery

3 cr

HLS401

Global Security

3 cr

BUS___

BUS Elective+  OR

 

HLS495

Internship

3 cr

HLS___

Homeland Security Elective+

3 cr

BUS___

BUS Elective+  OR

 

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

HLS___

Homeland Security Elective+

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

* Select one: REL231 - Buddhism; REL232 - Hinduism; REL233 - Islam; REL234 - Judaism, Christianity          & the Other

+ (3 required): BUS220, BUS226, BUS341, HLS217, HLS250, HLS320

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