Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the IA major. We strive to accommodate all interested students who declare IA; however, the size of the cohort may be limited beyond the fall semester of sophomore year.

To be eligible to apply for full admission to the major, students must complete a statistics course (MATH 220 or ISAT 251) and complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better:

  • IA 150: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
  • IA 200: Introduction to National Security Intelligence
  • IA 240: Technology Applications in a Networked World
  • IA 261: Hypothesis Testing

Students are admitted on a competitive basis of their combined performance during the fall semester of their sophomore year's three required IA courses.


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