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Global Security Studies Minor

The Global Security Studies (GSS) minor focuses on the global and international dimensions of security, war, conflict, and conflict resolution in the contemporary world. As an interdisciplinary program, the GSS minior is 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, with the exception of International Relations majors whose topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy.


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, please email

*Refer to the approved GSS course lists below for the official list of approved courses that will count toward the minor each semester.

Course Lists

Main campus courses


Fall 2023

2022 - 2023 Academic Year

Summer 2023
Spring 2023
Fall 2022

2021 - 2022 Academic Year

Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Fall 2021

2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Summer 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Summer 2020
Spring 2020
Fall 2019

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Summer 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Summer 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014

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