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Students develop a unique set of highly desirable skills

The Bachelor of Science in Intelligence Analysis was designed specifically for students who seek a career as an intelligence analyst (either in the U.S. government or the private sector). Students learn innovative ways to structure their thinking to solve complex real-world problems when there is both time pressure and a lack of reliable information. The program highlights the continually evolving nature of intelligence analysis, with an emphasis on employing new academic research into analytic methods.  Students develop a unique set of highly desirable skills including:

  • Cognitive Skills: how to think and reason rigorously

  • Computational Skills: how to employ relevant technologies effectively

  • Communicative Skills: how to express conclusions in compelling verbal and written products

  • Contextual Skills: how to locate conclusions in the broader circumstances in which they occur

Students select one of two possible concentrations: National Security Intelligence (for those who desire a career in the U.S. government) or Global Competitive Intelligence (for those who desire a career in the private sector). In addition, they have the opportunity to develop a customized Subject-Matter Specialty to equip them to address a major national security threat, business challenge, or geographic area.

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