See notes regarding special topics* and LAW** courses.

12 credits from the following:
Courses in international security studies concentration are grouped into issues subcategories to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students do not necessarily need to select one subcategory; however, what is important is that there is a logic and believable narrative to their course choices. Students should consult their faculty advisor to help with this determination.
Group A: Transnational security issues
IAFF 6148Space and National Security
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6164Environmental Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6169Homeland Security
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Proliferation and Non-Proliferation)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Piracy and Irregular Threats)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Terrorism Today)
LAW 6552Law of War **
Group B: Intelligence
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6164Environmental Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Terrorism Today)
Group C: U.S. national security policy and process
HIST 6330Modern U.S. Foreign Policy
IAFF 6106Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Security Policy)
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Strategic Planning for the 21st Century)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (U.S. National Security)
IAFF 6521U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program
PSC 6346The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy (U.S. Foreign Policy-Making)
PSC 6349International Security Politics
Group D: Conflict and conflict resolution
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (International Law and the Use of Force)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Reinventing the United Nations)
IAFF 6164Environmental Security
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Early Warning and Conflict Prevention)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Peacekeeping)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Security Challenges in Africa)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Peace and Conflict in Africa)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Security in the Americas)
Group E: Homeland security
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6169Homeland Security
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Terrorism Today)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (U.S. National Security)
Group F: Strategic concepts and military history
HIST 6051Re-thinking Cold War History
HIST 6330Modern U.S. Foreign Policy
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Strategic Planning for the 21st Century)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Who Will Rule the 21st Century?)
PSC 6478International Relations of the Middle East
PSC 8489Selected Topics in International Politics (Civil Wars)
Group G: Science, technology, and national security policy
IAFF 6106Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6141International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
IAFF 6145U.S. Space Policy
IAFF 6151Environmental Policy
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Space and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Cybersecurity)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
Group H: Security and development
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Gender and Security)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Care of Children in Complex Emergencies)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Global Food Security)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance)
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Early Warning and Conflict Prevention)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Peace and Conflict in Africa)
Group I: Weapons of mass destruction
IAFF 6106Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6107The Science of Nuclear Materials
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Security Policy)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Strategy)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Space and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Weapons of Mass Destruction and Arms Control)
Group J: Regional Security
Four courses that focus on the security issues within a region; general policy courses are not applicable. Please consult with the program director/advisor to develop a regional security field.

*Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director.

**Up to two relevant LAW courses may be taken with the permission of the Law School Dean of Students and the Elliott School academic advisor.