The Terrorism Studies Minor is a program that provides cadets the intellectual tools to understand the complex challenges posed by terrorism and insurgency in the 21st century. The two pillars of the Terrorism Studies Minor are the academic and professional programs. These interrelated programs are designed to offer cadets a world-class education in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, while creating a community of young counterterrorism professionals.
Cadets should not begin the minor until they first take or concurrently enroll in International Relations. The minor consists of five additional courses in the following categories:
Required Courses: Terrorism and Counterterrorism & Homeland Security.
Three electives courses must be completed from two different broad categories: “Strategic” Electives – including courses like History of Unconventional Warfare, National Security Law, or International Conflict & Negotiation and “Regional/Cultural” Electives– including courses like Modern South Asia, Cultural & Political Anthropology, or Modern Latin America. These courses often compliment other coursework and by choosing one elective from each category Cadets will gain exposure to both strategic terrorism-related courses and regional/cultural application.