This minor is designed to introduce students to the concepts of Intelligence and Homeland Security. This includes terrorism, intelligence collection systems, cybersecurity, local and national security, engineering, defense contracting, and emergency management. This minor seeks to develop each student’s capabilities for critical thinking and systematic analysis and is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of effective leadership for national security. It will enhance the knowledge and skills of students majoring in other subjects but interested in applying their discipline within the fields of homeland security and/or intelligence.
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The minor introduces students to intelligence analysis, critical thinking, and homeland security terms and practices as well as theoretical matters. Aside from an understanding of the nature of the legal process, the minor seeks to develop each student’s capabilities for critical thinking and systematic analysis. This minor is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of effective leadership for national security and of how to apply leadership strategies and tactics to complex intelligence and homeland security issues.
This Intelligence and Homeland Security minor is open to all undergraduate students and require no prerequisite courses. In addition to the three required courses, Intelligence majors are required to take two non-Intelligence courses as electives.