UVU offers a wide range of courses across campus in national security and related subjects.  Course offerings include:

NSS 2010 Intro to National Security
NSS 3050 US Intel Community
NSS 301R National Security Area Studies
NSS 4210 Law of War
NSS 4250 National Security Career Strategies
NSS 4600 National Security Law
NSS 475R Current Topics in National Security
NSS 4800 Intelligence Analysis and Tradecraft
NSS 481R National Security Internship
NSS 491R Directed Readings and Special Projects
NSS 4990 National Security Capstone

POLS 1100 American National Government
POLS 2100 Intro to International Relations
POLS 3100 Survey of International Terrorism
POLS 3400 American Foreign Policy
POLS 4500 International Conflict and Security
POLS 4610 International Law and Relations
POLS 1440 Intro to Middle East Politics
POLS 3210 World Diplomacy
POLS 3500 Int'l Relations of the Middle East
POLS 3600 International Relations of East Asia
POLS 3610 International Organizations

CNST 4795 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights
CJ 3340 Radical Fundamentalism & Terrorism Financing
ESMG 310G Intro to Homeland Security
ESMG 3400 Critical Infrastructure Protection
ESMG 3710 Comparative Approaches to Homeland Security
HIST 4140 Genocide in the Twentieth Century
HIST 3440 The History of World War I
HIST 345G The History of World War II
HIST 3460 US Military History
HIST 430G Violence & Social Conflict in Latin America
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals
MILS 259R Current Topics in Military Science
MILS 4200 The Profession of Arms I
MILS 4210 The Profession of Arms II
PJST 3020 Ethics of War and Peace
PJST 3100 Intro to Human Security
PJST 3400 Conflict Transf: Resolution and Sust Peace


Students may earn a bachelor of arts or science, a minor, an Integrated Studies Emphasis, and a certificate of proficiency in National Security Studies at UVU.

Program Learning Outcomes: National Security Studies 

  • Discuss the U.S. national security system and process, including familiarity with the National Security Council, executive departments and agencies, presidential powers, congressional roles and powers, applicable international and domestic law, and current geographical and functional issues in the national security field.
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and reasoning, professional writing, and public speaking and presenting skills.
  • Apply both theoretical and practical approaches to complex national security problems, employing appropriate context to a decision-making framework. 

For more information about NSS courses and degree programs, contact, contact Prof. Ryan Vogel at or 801-863-6891

We also offer an Associate in Science in Intelligence Studies. This degree is limited to students participating in the Utah National Guard’s (UNG) military intelligence education program at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah. General information for Camp Williams students is available here.