The first non-government initiative of its kind, the Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies is a unique multidisciplinary degree, which has as its goal a graduate qualified as an entry-level analyst for government and the private sector. An academically challenging discipline, it combines a liberal arts core with a foreign language or computer science requirement, national and international studies, internships, and intelligence-related courses to provide its graduates with an advanced level of analytical skills. Currently, over 300 students from throughout the U.S. and abroad are enrolled in this undergraduate program.
The intelligence studies degree is designed to provide the necessary background for students to pursue careers as research and/or intelligence analysts in government agencies and private enterprise. The work of these analysts, whether relating to national security, law enforcement or business activities, involves the preparation of assessments based on the collection, correlation, and analysis of intelligence data.
The bachelor's degree in intelligence studies is a STEM major (CIP code 29.0201).
Eligible undergraduate students enrolled in the Intelligence program can earn a four-year bachelor’s degree and a two-year master’s degree in just five years. Click to learn more.
During the 2015-16 academic year, more than 70 Intelligence Studies students received contracts to conduct intelligence work for actual U.S. intelligence agencies and private companies.
Our students can connect with an alumni base of more than 1,000 graduates who work in a wide-range of fields and organizations in the intelligence community.
Gain insight into national security decision-making in the United States with special emphasis on the role of intelligence in formulating policy.
This course explores the role of intelligence in the conduct and prosecution of armed conflict. The course traces the evolution of modern military organizations and the use of intelligence in the success or failure of these organizations. Current intelligence practices and methods employed by the US military are also discussed.
Using a simulated operational environment, students are taught the roots, development and impact of contemporary worldwide terrorism, especially in the United States.
All students must complete all REACH and program requirements and earn a minimum of 121 credits to qualify for Commencement exercises. All intelligence courses (RIAP) must be taken for a grade and passed with a C or better.
Student clubs provide opportunities for students and professors to nurture and enrich their passion for intelligence work and come together outside of the classroom setting.