Program Overview

Angelo State University offers a Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies degree for students interested in developing an understanding of international and cultural competencies, and learning the cultural, security, and policy issues relating to international issues.  Students will become more socially and culturally aware as it relates to international relations and history of conflicts in order to prepare for political and social issues that can result from communication and activity between various countries.

Students will learn about security issues relating to international relations and other issues by developing cultural and social awareness. Those classes include contemporary security issues in world politics, American government politics and national security, the politics and culture of Europe, the politics and culture of Asia, the politics and culture of Latin America, the politics and culture of the middle east, the politics and culture of middle east, comparative security policy and political culture, terrorism and international security, energy and resource security, human rights and international security, and globalization and international security.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated knowledge and professional expertise in cultural competence as it relates to security issues between different groups. Those qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences between nations and ethic groups, to demonstrate an understanding of how differences in culture have resulted in international and ethnic relationships, to critically analyze the security issues as they relate to international relations and foreign policy, to demonstrate competency in assessing international security risks, and to critically evaluate the role and purpose of response agencies in international disputes and border relations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    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.

    School Overview

    Angelo State University is a member of the Texas Tech University System and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Angelo State University’s mission statement includes: "In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers."

    Angelo State University awards bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in several colleges. Pre-professional programs are also offered. Students have access to academic resources ranging from remedial services, and academic and career counseling services to employment services for students. Special learning opportunities at Angelo State University also include ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad programs.


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