Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies 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:

  • NES-PLO B1: Assess information sources in the nuclear enterprise and strategic security domains.

  • NES-PLO B2: Apply analytical, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills to assess options for preventive, deterrent and response actions related to nuclear and radiological subjects,

  • NES-PLO B3: Appraise issues of strategic security in the nuclear enterprise using critical thinking and nuclear and radiological subject matter expertise.

  • NES-PLO B4: Demonstrate the ability to apply ethical and civic-minded approaches to challenges within the nuclear enterprise and strategic security environment.

  • NES-PLO B5: Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of mediums to nuclear enterprise stakeholders.

Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies: Bachelor of Science

180 Credits

Major Core (49.5)

Students must fulfill 45 quarter units or more before taking the following Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies Major Core coursework below:

INT305Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic

4.5

INT310Fundamentals of Analysis

4.5

NUC350Principles of Grand Strategy

4.5

NUC415Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

4.5

PHIL400Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism

4.5

PRO398Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

4.5

PRO405Consequence Management

4.5

SEC320Foundations of the Security Industry

4.5

SEC340Effective Writing for the Security Professional

4.5

SEC486Bomb Threat Management

4.5

TCT390Foundations of Terrorism

4.5

Major Support Core (13.5)

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

Open Electives (27)

Choose any six courses.

CI3710Internet Security

4.5

CI3715Cybercrime and Information Systems

4.5

CI3725Network Security

4.5

CJ2240Introduction to Private Security

4.5

CJ2700Cybercrime in Criminal Justice

4.5

CJ3005Gangs in America

4.5

CJ3020Serial Killers and the Law

4.5

CJ3030Hate Crimes and the Law

4.5

CJ3050Loss Prevention

4.5

CJ3400Constitutional Law

4.5

CJ4000/PS4000Psychology and the Law

4.5

CJ4450Security Operations Theory

4.5

CJ4500Homeland Security and Terrorism

4.5

INT300Fundamentals of Intelligence

4.5

INT315Open Source Research

4.5

INT320Propaganda and Disinformation

4.5

INT379History of Intelligence, Part 1

4.5

INT380History of Intelligence, Part 2

4.5

INT390Covert Action

4.5

INT400Counterintelligence

4.5

INT401Interrogation and Interviewing Techniques

4.5

INT440Technical Surveillance

4.5

INT445Operational Security

4.5

INT460Clandestine and Secure Communications

4.5

INT476Intelligence Collection

4.5

INT477Collection Management

4.5

NUC410Weapons Systems

4.5

OL4100Organizational Culture and Leadership

4.5

OL4300Organizational Development and Change

4.5

PRO375History of Executive/Dignitary Protection

4.5

PRO380Conflict Resolution

4.5

PRO385Etiquette and Rapport

4.5

PRO405Consequence Management

4.5

PRO422Building Security

4.5

PRO432Principal’s Office and Residence

4.5

PRO433Off-site Visits

4.5

PRO466Advance Work

4.5

PRO494Essentials of Executive Protection

4.5

PRO500DCAdvanced Executive Protection

4.5

PRO595DCAdvanced Protection Operations

4.5

PRO690DCAdvanced Threat Assessment

4.5

SEC305Offensive v. Defensive Security: Understanding the Broader Security Field

4.5

SEC344Protective Security Law

4.5

SEC360Information Security

4.5

SEC366Managing the Security Organization

4.5

SEC375Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

4.5

SEC452Infiltration Techniques

4.5

SEC665DCCyber Security

4.5

TCT306Media and Terrorism

4.5

TCT310Psychology of Violence

4.5

TCT395Counterterrorism

4.5

TCT396Terrorist Techniques

4.5

TCT410Lone Wolf Terrorism

4.5

TCT425Religious Extremism

4.5

TCT430Ethno/Nationalist Terrorism

4.5

TCT435Terrorist Support Networks

4.5

TCT440Islamism and Terrorism

4.5

Students who do not have a 3.25 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, major support core, or open elective 500DC+ and 3000+ courses.  Students must also maintain a grade of B or higher in all subsequent courses and complete the Master's application process.

General Education Core (90)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

 

SEC105The Foundation, Functions, and Future of Strategic Security

4.5

OR

Equivalent

4.5

Mathematics

MA1500Intermediate Algebra

4.5

MA2050College Algebra

4.5

Science

SC1300Physical Science

4.5

Open Electives

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

HUHumanities Elective

4.5

Open Electives

37.5