Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies BS


The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies is earned by satisfactory completion of program equivalent to two years of full time upper division study. The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies program is designed for professionals within the Nation’s nuclear enterprise responsible for maintaining a safe, reliable, and credible nuclear deterrent and a robust incident response capability. The program increases the student’s knowledge of the fundamentals of security, deterrence policies, the nuclear enterprise, and nuclear and radiological event operations.

All courses are four and a half quarter units unless otherwise noted.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this degree-completion program will be able to do the following:

  • NES-PLO B1: Assess information sources in the nuclear enterprise and strategic security domains.
  • NES-PLO B2: Apply analytical, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills to assess options for preventive, deterrent and response actions related to nuclear and radiological subjects,
  • NES-PLO B3: Appraise issues of strategic security in the nuclear enterprise using critical thinking and nuclear and radiological subject matter expertise.
  • NES-PLO B4: Demonstrate the ability to apply ethical and civic-minded approaches to challenges within the nuclear enterprise and strategic security environment.
  • NES-PLO B5: Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of mediums to nuclear enterprise stakeholders.


INT305     Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic

INT310     Fundamentals of Analysis

NUC350     Principles of Grand Strategy

NUC415     Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

PHIL400     Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism

PRO398     Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

PRO405     Consequence Management

SEC320     Foundations of the Security Industry

SEC340     Effective Writing for the Security Professional

SEC486     Bomb Threat Management

TCT390     Foundations of Terrorism

Choose any three courses (13.5 quarter units) from Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Defense Nuclear Weapons School (Agreement #11-043) selection below. DNWS Numbers do not equate to lower and upper division.  All courses are 4.5 Quarter Units Upper Division unless otherwise noted:

DNWS CM101     Geospatial Intelligence for Consequence Assessment (GACA)

DNWS CM120     Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability Level 1 (HPAC-1)

DNWS CM130     Joint Effects Model Operator Course (JEM)

DNWS CM150     Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability Level 2-Chemical, Biological, Radiological (HPAC-2-CBR)

DNWS CM151     Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability Level 2-Nuclear (HPAC-2-N)

DNWS CM160     Integrated Munitions Effects Assessment- Level 1 (IMEA-1)

DNWS CM170     Vulnerability Assessment Protection Options Level 1 (VAPO-1)

DNWS CM180     Integrated Munitions Effects Assessment- Level 2-Conventional (IMEA-2-C)

DNWS CM181     Integrated Munitions Effects Assessment- Level 2-Nuclear (IMEA-2-N)

DNWS CM190     Vulnerability Assessment Protection Options Level 2 (VAPO-2)

DNWS CM260     Integrated Weapons of Mass Destruction Toolset-Consequence Assessment (IWMDT-CA)

DNWS CM270     Advanced System Survivability Integrated Simulation Toolkit (ASSIST)

DNWS CM04     Joint Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Planning Course (JCPC)

DNWS NR101     Nuclear Emergency Team Operations (NETOPS)

DNWS NR200     Applied Radiological Techniques Level 1 (ARRT-1)

DNWS NR201     Advanced Diagnostic Training (ADT-2)

DNWS NR250     Joint Nuclear Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JNEODC)

DNWS NR401     Applied Radiological Techniques Level 2 (ARRT-2)

DNWS NW110     Nuclear Weapons Orientation Course (NWOC)

DNWS NW120     Nuclear Weapons Technical Inspectors Course (NWTIC)

DNWS NW305     Theater Nuclear Operations Course (TNOC)

DNWS NW401     Nuclear Policy (NUCPOL)

DNWS R021     Geospatial Intelligence for Consequence Assessment -Level 2 (GACA-2)

CI3710     Internet Security

CI3715     Cybercrime and Information Systems

CI3725     Network Security

CJ2240     Intro to Private Security

CJ2700     Cybercrime in Criminal Justice

CJ3005     Gangs in America

CJ3020     Serial Killers and the Law

CJ3030     Hate Crimes and the Law

CJ3050     Loss Prevention

CJ3400     Constitutional Law

CJ4000     Psychology and the Law

CJ4450     Security Operations Theory

CJ4500     Homeland Security and Terrorism

INT300     Introduction to Intelligence

INT315     Open Source Research

INT320     Propaganda and Disinformation

INT379     History of Intelligence Pt 1

INT380     History of Intelligence Pt 2

INT390     Covert Action

INT400     Counterintelligence

INT401     Interrogation and Interviewing Techniques

INT440     Technical Surveillance

INT445     Operational Security

INT460     Clandestine and Secure Communications

INT476     Intelligence Collection

INT477     Collection Management

NUC410     Weapons Systems

OL4100     Organizational Culture and Leadership

OL4300     Organizational Development and Change

PRO375     History of Executive-Dignitary Protection

PRO380     Conflict Resolution

PRO385     Etiquette and Rapport

PRO405     Consequence Management

PRO422     Building Security

PRO432     Principal’s Office and Residence

PRO433     Off-Site Visits

PRO466     Advance Work

PRO494     Essentials of Executive Protection

PRO500DC     Advanced Executive Protection

PRO595DC     Advanced Protection Operations

PRO690DC     Advanced Threat Assessment

SEC305     Offensive versus Defensive Security

SEC344     Protective Security Law

SEC360     Information Security

SEC366     Managing the Security Organization

SEC375     Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

SEC452     Infiltration Techniques

SEC665DC     Cybersecurity

TCT306     Media and Terrorism

TCT310     Psychology of Violence

TCT395     Counterterrorism

TCT396     Terrorist Techniques

TCT410     Lone Wolf Terrorism

TCT425     Religious Extremism

TCT430     Ethno/Nationalist Terrorism

TCT435     Terrorist Support Networks

TCT440     Islamism and Terrorism


EN1150     Composition I

EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


MA1500     Intermediate Algebra

MA2050     College Algebra

Humanities Electives
Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science
Behavioral/Social Science Electives


SC1300     Physical Science

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career:  Set Up for Success!
CS1203     Bridge to Success:  Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning  OR
SEC105     The Foundation, Functions, and Future of Strategic Security or Equivalent

Gen ED or Open Electives


Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.