Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies Bachelor’s Degree*


The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies is earned by satisfactory completion of program equivalent to two years of full time upper division study. The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies program is designed for professionals within the Nation’s nuclear enterprise responsible for maintaining a safe, reliable, and credible nuclear deterrent and a robust incident response capability. The program increases the student’s knowledge of the fundamentals of security, deterrence policies, the nuclear enterprise, and nuclear and radiological event operations.

All courses are four and a half quarter units unless otherwise noted.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this degree-completion program will be able to do the following:

  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to apply preventive, deterrent and response actions related to nuclear and radiological subjects.
  • Assess information from a variety of sources on issues of strategic security in the nuclear enterprise.
  • Communicate clearly in a variety of mediums to nuclear enterprise stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups to identify issues in the nuclear enterprise security environment.
  • Assess ethical and civic-minded approaches to challenges within the nuclear enterprise and strategic security environment.


INT305 – Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic
INT310 – Fundamentals of Analysis
NUC350 – Principles of Grand Strategy
NUC415 – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons
PHIL400 – Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism
PRO398 – Fundamentals of Threat Assessment
PRO405 – Consequence Management
SEC320 – Foundations of the Security Industry
SEC340 – Effective Writing for the Security Professional
SEC486 – Bomb Threat Management
TCT390 – Foundations of Terrorism

Transfer three nuclear enterprise security studies courses (a minimum of 13.5 quarter credit hours) successfully completed at an institution from which ¹ has agreed to accept such credits pursuant to an articulation agreement.

Choose any six courses. Students may also include any course from support core courses if not previously taken as a major support core.

CI3710 – Internet Security
CI3715 – Cybercrime and Information Systems
CI3725 – Network Security
CJ2240 – Introduction to Private Security
CJ2700 – Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
CJ3005 – Gangs in America
CJ3020/PL 3020 – Serial Killers and the Law
CJ3030/PL 3030 – Hate Crimes and the Law
CJ3050 – Loss Prevention
CJ3400 – Constitutional Law
CJ4000/PS 4000 – Psychology and the Law
CJ4450 – Security Operations Theory
CJ4500 – Homeland Security and Terrorism
INT300 – Fundamentals of Intelligence
INT315 – Open Source Research
INT320 – Propaganda and Disinformation
INT330 – Writing for the Intelligence Professional
INT379 – History of Intelligence, Part 1
INT380 – History of Intelligence, Part 2
INT390  – Covert Action
INT400 – Counterintelligence
INT401 – Interrogation and Interviewing Techniques
INT440 – Technical Surveillance
INT445 – Operational Security
INT460 – Clandestine and Secure Communications
INT476 – Intelligence Collection
INT477  – Collection Management
NUC410 – Weapons Systems
PRO375 – History of Executive/Dignitary Protection
PRO380 – Conflict Resolution
PRO385 – Etiquette and Rapport
PRO422 – Building Security
PRO430 – Travel and Hospitals
PRO432 – Principal’s Office and Residence
PRO433 – Off – site Visits
PRO466 – Advance Work
PRO494 – Essentials of Executive Protection
PRO500DC – Advanced Executive Protection
PRO595DC – Advanced Protection Operations
PRO690DC – Advanced Threat Assessment
SEC305 – Offensive v. Defensive Security: Understanding the Broader Security Field
SEC326 – Foundations of Vehicular Security
SEC344 – Protective Security Law
SEC360 – Information Security
SEC366 – Managing the Security Organization
SEC375 – Workplace Violence, Workplace Security
SEC452 – Infiltration Techniques
SEC665DC – Cyber Security
TCT306 – Media and Terrorism
TCT310  – Psychology of Violence
TCT395 – Counterterrorism
TCT396 – Terrorist Techniques
TCT410 – Lone Wolf Terrorism
TCT420 – Psychology of Fear
TCT425 – Religious Extremism
TCT430 – Ethno/Nationalist Terrorism
TCT435 – Terrorist Support Networks
TCT440 – Islamism and Terrorism


EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication



HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Behavioral/Social Science
Behavioral/Social Science Elective


MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning

General Education

CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategies for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics



Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.