Protecting starts with knowing
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Thus reads the unofficial motto of the CIA, enshrined at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The truth can be found in information, and information — or intelligence — is a critical element that informs policymaking. The collection and analysis of intelligence spans multiple fields, including the private sector and national security agencies. Accurate intelligence not only helps businesses to make critical decisions with respect to marketing and sales but, more important, it also allows militaries to make crucial operational decisions about how to deal with adversaries. Existential threats to the nation, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the activity of terrorist groups, and the intelligence capabilities of foreign entities are all critical pieces of the national security puzzle.
Our B.S. in Intelligence Analysis program reflects the continually evolving nature of intelligence analysis. Through it, you will gain the necessary academic knowledge and analytical skills you will need in the collection, assessment, correlation, and analysis of raw intelligence data — especially as it relates to national security, law enforcement, the military, or business security.
Envision Your Future
The information below from Glassdoor.com shows some of the possible career titles, with their average salaries in the U.S., that you could pursue with this major. The numbers quoted are based on the actual annual salaries reported by professionals in the field.
CIA Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Specialist
Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
Students in this course will learn critical thinking techniques and identify logical fallacies using structured analytic techniques and other methods that form core aspects of intelligence analysis. To facilitate learning, students will be asked to apply the techniques they have learned about from reading materials and class lectures to specific case studies and also to real-world events.
This course introduces students to intelligence analysis as applied in the National Security Agency context. The course focuses on the application of analytical software tools and analytical techniques specific to the intelligence community for the purpose of developing usable information that will assist in developing and deploying national security policy.
Practical Applications in Cyber Intelligence
This course examines the application of intelligence methods used in international and domestic cyber incidents, with specific reference to national security and public safety. Course discussions will cover a multitude of intelligence-gathering methods and their application to cyber incidents. In addition, students will examine the difference between the methods used in intelligence gathering vs. law enforcement regarding cyber-related activity.
World of Spies and Espionage
Through the use of autobiographies, biographies, novels, and films about spies and their spying, this course will give students the opportunity to analyze narrative and extract meaning in order to make “intelligence claims.” Students will also evaluate how representations of espionage have changed over time and the reasons for these changes.
Incident Mapping and Analysis
This course provides a survey of geographical information systems (GIS) research and applications in the field of public safety and national security. GIS software is used to map and describe data that students interpret for use in the national security industry.
Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Intelligence Analysis
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a bachelor's degree in Intelligence Analysis, check out the Academic Catalog:
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