Intelligence Studies (BA)

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Today the BA in Intelligence Studies Degree Program at FSU will be a pragmatic, critical, and multidisciplinary degree program within the Department of Government & History. The curriculum is designed to provide the students with competencies in contemporary principles of intelligence, history of U.S. intelligence and national security, intelligence research methods, strategic intelligence, and U.S. intelligence and foreign policy.

Why Choose Intelligence Studies?

With applications in government, military, and business functions, intelligence and related security studies have become critical aspects of the expanding interrelationship between nations, societies, and peoples. We can help you prepare for a career in Intelligence Studies.


What Will You Learn?

Our department provides a variety of courses related to intelligence studies. Here are some examples: law enforcement intelligence, corporate intelligence, intelligence and military operations, the history of intelligence, ethics and intelligence, anthropological issues in intelligence, strategic intelligence issues, emerging international security threats, international terrorism, and national security policy. For more information, please visit the catalog.

To ensure that you keep up with your graduation progress, please check out the Geography Four Year Plan.

What Will You Do?

With a degree of Intelligence Studies, you will get hired for a variety of jobs by agencies, such as Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, National Security Agency, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy (Nuclear Related Intelligence), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of the Treasury.