The Bachelor of Science in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence offered by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences prepares students for professional careers and/or graduate study by engaging them in the framework for the analysis and planning in future human security and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) work. The underlying spatial and GEOINT principles and expertise can be used to support within the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, related U.S. support/non-governmental agencies and within comparable international organizations. The course work, and in particular the capstone course, provides students with opportunities to develop the skills and expertise to lead innovative ventures in areas such as international border conflicts, humanitarian response and relief, global human rights, the monitoring and prevention of genocide and refugee migration and crisis management. Finally, the major is structured to provide students with sufficient elective credits to explore minors or other programs at USC so that they can broaden their education to better prepare themselves for future stages in their lives.
The program encompasses a 128-units course structure comprised of five core courses, three additional management and leadership courses and a capstone experience course. The BS in HSGI degree can be completed in the planned 4-year undergraduate experience (8 semesters) for full-time registrants.