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Intelligence Studies

Academic Program
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Program Type:

Major, Graduate Program

Academic Division:

Arts & Humanities

Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, the intelligence studies program will prepare future intelligence professionals for careers as analysts or operatives, in both the public and private sectors, while fostering a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to life-long learning.

Students may enter the Intelligence Studies program by declaring a major in Intelligence Studies. Students in the Intelligence Studies program will complete the required coursework listed below. In addition, they will complete the College’s Core Curriculum Requirements and round out their coursework by choosing a variety of electives best reflecting their goals and interests as they prepare for a career in intelligence. These courses will be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. Students may also select a minor field of study designed to complement the Intelligence Studies program.

Outstanding students will be offered the opportunity to earn both academic and internship credits through a partnership between the College’s Center for Intelligence Studies and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the major in Intelligence Studies program will be able to:

  • Write and deliver oral reports consistent with the expectations of the intelligence community.
  • Identify, describe, and discuss the intelligence cycle and the intelligence process knowledgeably.
  • Recognize the various federal agencies that make up the national intelligence community and discuss their respective missions.
  • Identify professional ethics and how they apply to the intelligence profession.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups.
  • Demonstrate intelligence skills, abilities and knowledge in a non-academic setting through an internship.
  • Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges.
  • Appraise contemporary or emerging threats, challenges or issues as they pertain to national security, homeland security, regional or international security, law enforcement or business.

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Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

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