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National Security and Intelligence Studies

Academic Program
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Program Type:

Graduate Program

Academic Division:

Arts & Humanities

Mission Statement

The National Security and Intelligence Studies program at Notre Dame College supports
the College’s mission to prepare students for personal, professional and global
responsibility. The mission of the National Security and Intelligence Studies program is
to provide future and public and private leaders with the necessary framework and
practical skills to succeed in contemporary and future security environments. Students
will be prepared to develop strategies, plans and programs to prevent and respond to
man-made and natural incidents. They will also contribute to the development of the
emerging discipline of homeland security and intelligence studies through the application
of domestic and international security policy analysis, related theories and research into
effective practice.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess current national security policies, strategies, operational theories and
    issues from both domestic and international perspectives.
  2. Critically analyze and assess responses to a vast array of transnational threat streams, both man-made and naturally occurring.
  3. Critically evaluate current policies and practices and be able to apply decisionmaking strategies in order to foster and implement ideas to address crucial national security issues.
  4. Critically analyze policy issues related to the cooperation and collaboration among the international community, state governments, local jurisdictions, and the private sector in an effort to enhance intelligence operations, infrastructure protections, emergency preparedness, responses to terrorist threats, and the development of homeland security.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems by using analytic strategies to produce original research that contributes to the development and progression of national security and intelligence studies.

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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.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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