Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Intelligence Analysis

The minor in intelligence analysis is designed for students who are interested in careers in homeland security or other intelligence-related fields.  This minor focuses on developing the skills of intelligence analysis, including research, writing, briefing, and analytical tradecraft.  Students explore ethical issues in the field and new developments in the analysis of intelligence information. 

The curriculum fosters a broad knowledge of content in several disciplines valued by employers in homeland security and intelligence-related fields.  The minor offers students sufficient flexibility to pursue their primary interests while also preparing themselves for careers in intelligence analysis. 

Students who are American citizens may apply for an internship in intelligence analysis at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Credits earned for the internship are in addition to those required for the minor and are not required for completion of the minor.  Students who intend to apply for the internship should begin the application process no later than September of their sophomore year, since the security clearance process can take a year or more. Students in this minor are strongly encouraged to pursue advanced training in Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.

This minor is offered by the Department of Criminology, Law and Society but is multidisciplinary in nature and requires coursework from at least two different academic departments.

Students should plan their course of study with a criminology, law and society advisor assigned by the program.  The minor must be approved by the director before graduation.

For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Twelve credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Two required courses (6 credits)

CRIM 310 - Introduction to the Intelligence Community Credits: 3

CRIM 312 - Intelligence Analysis Techniques Credits: 3

Four elective courses (12 credits) chosen from:

The electives must consist of courses from at least two different departments (two different subject prefixes).

CONF 345 - Social Dynamics of Terrorism, Security, and Justice Credits: 3

CRIM 230 - Introduction to Homeland Security Credits: 3

CRIM 304 - Computer Crime, Forensics, and Auditing Credits: 3 or IT 357 - Computer Crime, Forensics, and Auditing Credits: 3

CRIM 350 - Counterintelligence Credits: 3

CRIM 400 - Applied Criminal Psychology Credits: 3

CRIM 460 - Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society Credits: 3

CRIM 462 - Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Credits: 3

CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism Credits: 3

GGS 301 - Political Geography Credits: 3

GGS 311 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3

GGS 325 - Geography of North Africa and the Middle East Credits: 3

GGS 412 - Air Photography Interpretation Credits: 3

GGS 416 - Satellite Image Analysis Credits: 3

GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa Credits: 3

GOVT 333 - Government and Politics of Asia Credits: 3

GOVT 334 - Government and Politics of Europe Credits: 3

GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia Credits: 3

GOVT 340 - Central Asian Politics Credits: 3

GOVT 341 - Chinese Foreign Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 344 - American Foreign Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics Credits: 3

GOVT 346 - American Security Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 347 - International Security Credits: 3

GOVT 446 - International Law and Organization Credits: 3

HIST 327 - The Soviet Union and Russia Since World War II Credits: 3

HIST 329 - Modern Russia and the Soviet Union Credits: 3

HIST 354 - Modern China Credits: 3

HIST 358 - Post-1949 China Credits: 3

HIST 460 - Modern Iran Credits: 3

HIST 461 - Arab-Israeli Conflict Credits: 3

HIST 465 - The Middle East in the 20th Century Credits: 3

PHIL 173 - Logic and Critical Thinking Credits: 3

SOCI 320 - Social Structure and Globalization Credits: 3

SOCI 326 - Conflict, Violence, and Peace Credits: 3

STAT 350 - Introductory Statistics II Credits: 3

Special topics courses may be approved if they are relevant to the field of intelligence analysis. Contact minor director for approval of specific sections of special topics courses.

Total: 18 credits

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