About Program

Embrace a career dedicated to safeguarding nations and protecting global security with our Bachelor of Arts in Security & Strategic Studies program. Dive into the realms of international security, counterterrorism, intelligence analysis and strategic planning while gaining a deep understanding of global threats, conflict resolution and diplomatic strategies. With this program, you will be well-prepared for a career in national security agencies, defense organizations, intelligence agencies and international organizations. Enroll today and become a guardian of peace and stability in an increasingly complex world. 

Program Goals

  1. To be a career path program that will graduate experts, decision-makers and leaders in the field of security and strategic studies.
  2. Motivate students to engage in constant learning inside and outside of the class; learn how to research and propose recommendations in the field of specialization in Security and Strategic Studies.
  3. Offer quality teaching and research learning resources environment, conducive for undergraduate students.
  4. Assure quality and consistency in learning outcomes of both theoretical and practical value, meeting the national market demands.
  5. Continuously develop the program, ensuring operating strategic standards are met, aligning with the AUE’s mission; aligning with national and international standards and strategies and methodologies to produce original and advanced research in the intelligence and security field.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the Concepts, Principles, Implementation of Security Strategic Studies, Intelligence and International affairs.
  2. Demonstrate critical analysis in the trends of global terrorism.
  3. Analyze the economic and political impact of international and domestic political conditions.
  4. Interpret the various elements of the theory of war and state’s behaviors in the affects in conflict situations.
  5. Contribute to the continued development of academic and professional field in security and strategic studies. 



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Prof. Chahine A. Ghais

Professor / Dean

Prof. Dusko Tomic

Professor / Program Director - Security And Strategic Studies

Dr. Eldar Šaljić

Associate Professor / Program Director - Security Studies And Information Analysis

Dr. Nahla Hamdan

Assistant Professor / Program Director - Master of Arts and Diplomacy

Dr. Gerasimos Rodotheatos

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - BA In Security And Strategic Studies

Dr. David Meyer

Associate Professor

Dr. Renny Castaneda

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya

Assistant Professor

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