Dual Degrees - HPSSS Programs

HPSSS offers dual degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels in Intelligence Management, Strategic Security and Protection Management, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies.  A dual degree demonstrates proficiency in more than one area of expertise within the field of strategic security, which may enhance academic experience and indicate versatility within the field.

Completion of a dual degree is indicated by the presentation of a second diploma.  The dual degree will also appear on the student’s transcript.

Dual Degree: Bachelor of Science

A dual degree at the bachelor’s level involves the successful completion of the following requirement once the first degree has been conferred:

  • Forty-five (45) quarter units or ten (10) required courses from the degree program in which the student wishes to earn a dual degree.

Dual Degree:  Master of Science

A dual degree at the master’s level involves the successful completion of both of the following requirements once the first degree has been conferred:

  • Applied Capstone Project that proves mastery of the program learning outcomes in the additional degree area; and
  • Seven (7) additional courses: four (4) additional courses made up of the non-duplicated required courses in the second major; and three (3) from an additional non-duplicated elective courses within the second major.