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Program: History

Emphasis in National Security Studies


Through historical case studies which emphasize timeless strategic principles, undergraduate students will learn to evaluate how leaders and policymakers have conducted diplomacy and war. Courses in military history and foreign relations are taught from a global perspective based on the latest research in archives and declassified government records.

Students do not need to major in history to benefit from the focus, nor are there prerequisites for the courses. The only requirements are good academic skills and an interest in learning how the past can illuminate the challenges and possibilities of the future. Designed for military, intelligence, homeland security, government, and non-governmental employees, this focus provides excellent training and perspective for the next generation of professionals in national security related fields.


All courses are offered on the 300 and 400 undergraduate level. Courses are offered every semester.

Students must select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following courses:

  • Military History Survey
  • American Revolution
  • American Civil War
  • The Great War
  • World War II and the Holocaust
  • U.S. Diplomatic History to 1919
  • U.S. Diplomatic History since 1919
  • U.S. and the Middle East since 1945
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf Wars
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Conflict Studies


  • John Broom, Ph.D. U.S. and world military history, diplomatic history
  • Jerry W. Jones, Ph.D. Military history, modern Europe, U.S. diplomatic history to 1945
  • Luke A. Nichter, Ph.D. International political history and presidential studies
  • Jeffery Dixon, Ph.D. International relations and conflict studies

For More Information

Dr. Jerry W. Jones, Professor
Department of History and Political Science
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Phone: (254) 519-5446

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