Not open to students pursuing a major in Intelligence Studies.

Minor Objectives

Upon successful completion of this minor, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution, structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of the U.S. national intelligence community.
  • Detail the structures, functions, capabilities, and contributions of national intelligence consumers to include the national command authority, executive departments, Congress, military services, joint/unified commands, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Specify the intelligence cycle including intelligence planning, data collection, data exploitation, analysis, production, and dissemination phases.
  • Differentiate among the fundamental capabilities and limitations and means of tasking human, geographic/imagery, signals, measurement, and technical and open intelligence data sources.
  • Conduct basic research and compose professional and academic analyses on issues critical to intelligence consumers.

Minor Requirements (18 semester hours)

Select 4 courses from the following:12
Introduction to Intelligence Studies
Research Design and Methods
U.S. Intelligence Community
Intelligence Collection
Critical Analysis
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Intelligence and Homeland Security
Law and Ethics in Intelligence
Intelligence Analysis
Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Total Semester Hours18