Dec 08, 2023
STEM Designation: This program is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please see https://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/stem-designated-programs.php
The Intelligence Analysis degree reflects the continually evolving nature of intelligence analysis, with an emphasis on teaching the necessary academic knowledge and analytical skills students will need in the assessment and collection, correlation, and analysis of intelligence data, especially relating to national security, law enforcement, military, or business intelligence.
Program Learning Goals
- How the United States intelligence communities have evolved and function, their capabilities and activities.
- What the intelligence cycle is and how it operates from planning, data collection, exploitation, analysis, production, and dissemination phases.
- How to analyze potential solutions to contemporary problems and anticipate future intelligence challenges and threats.
- How to evaluate ways in which intelligence analysis supports policy makers and their decisions.
- Identify how the United States intelligence communities have evolved and function, their capabilities and activities.
- Explain the intelligence cycle including how it operates from planning, data collection, exploitation, analysis, production, and dissemination phases.
- Analyze potential solutions to contemporary problems in order to anticipate future intelligence challenges and threats.
- Evaluate ways in which intelligence analysis supports policy makers and their decisions.
University Core Curriculum
The completion of 40 credits of University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions is required:
Tier 1 Requirements:
CC 1.1 - ENGL 1112 or ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1114
CC 2.1 - COMM 1130
CC 3.1 - MATH 1108 or higher
CC 4.1 - Any Tier 1 science course with a laboratory (4 credits)
CC 5.1 - UNIV 1125
CC 6.1 - HIST 1102
CC 7.1 - PSYC 1111
CC 8.1 - Foreign Language
CC 9.1 - Any Tier 1 Perspectives on Creative Arts course
Tier 2 Requirements:
12 credits of Tier 2 courses - NSEC 3342 and OSCH 4501 are suggested
Intelligence Analysis Restricted Electives
Students must complete 12 credits from the following restricted electives:
- Plus 36 credits of free, unrestricted electives