Intelligence and Security Studies
Intelligence and Security Studies is a multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare you for positions in security-related career fields that involve analysis, research, evaluation, and planning of intelligence and policy matters. The program emphasizes a strong liberal arts perspective to develop abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and cross-cultural understanding.
BA Intelligence and National Security Studies
Minor Intelligence and Security Studies
For students in the Creative Writing concentration and English in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to explore and refine your writing and communication skills.
This program is interdisciplinary, using a wide variety of early-level courses to set a solid foundation for a regional and occupational foci.
ANTH 102 - Understanding Other Cultures
INTEL 200 - Introduction to Intelligence and National Security
PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic
POLI 101 - Introduction to World Politics
POLI 201 - Introduction to American Government
STAT 201+L - Elementary Statistics and Lab
GEOG 121 - World Regional Geography
GEOG 200 - Digital Earth
INTEL 301 - Research and Communications in Intelligence
INTEL 310 - Intelligence Analysis
INTEL 311 - Intelligence Communications
INTEL 312 - Intelligence Operations
INTEL 330 - National Security
INTEL 335 - Homeland Security
2 Major Electives Courses
2 Regional Focus Courses
INTEL 494 - Intelligence and National Security Studies Capstone
A minor in Intelligence and Security Studies is designed to enable you to develop an understanding of the intelligence process, its effect on the policy-making process, and the legal and ethical considerations involved in the endeavor.
Program Faculty Spotlight
Intelligence Collection, Communications Interception, Information Security, Cyber-Espionage
Director of Intelligence and National Security, Professor
Intelligence, Homeland Security, and National Security Strategy
International Security, Intelligence Analysis and Epistemology, Revolutions and State Failure
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Chair, Intelligence & Security Studies