Global Security Studies Minor (GSS)
The minor in Global Security Studies (GSS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students explore the global, international, national, and human dimensions of security, conflict, and conflict resolution in contemporary international relations using the analytic tools provided in different social science disciplines. The minor is administered by the International Relations Program and is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students in good academic standing. International Relations majors whose topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy may not combine that concentration with the GSS minor.
For a complete list of minor requirements, please visit the online Course Catalog.
For students who declared the minor prior to the Fall 2017 semester, please review prior program requirements in the archived online course catalog or speak with an academic advisor.
To declare a minor in Global Security Studies, fill out the GSS Consent Form and schedule an appointment with Dr. Northrup.
*Refer to the course lists below for the official list of approved courses that will count toward the minor each semester.
Main campus courses
Spring 2018 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2017 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2017 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2017 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2015 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2015 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2015 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2014 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2014 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2014 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2013 Courses for GSS Minor
A sample of courses offered through SU Abroad
GSS Courses Abroad
Please note: To be eligible to declare a minor in Global Security Studies, a student must first complete at least one (1) required intro course with a grade of "B" or better. Additionally, a maximum of nine (9) credits may be shared between the major and the minor, of which a maximum of six (6) credits may be upper-division (300-level or higher) credits. In order to graduate with the minor, the final GPA in the minor must be 2.0 or better in accordance with University policy.