Bachelor’s in National Security and Intelligence – Fairmont State University

The Bachelor’s in National Security and Intelligence Program is designed to provide the necessary background for students to pursue careers in national security and/or intelligence in government agencies and private enterprise.

Students who complete the Bachelor’s in National Security and Intelligence will be able to:

  • Identify the agencies and departments of the US intelligence community and their commensurate roles as well as their interaction with Congress and the Executive Branch and describe key event trends that impacted the relationships’ evolution.

  • Identify the role of US intelligence agencies in assessing and countering threats to US/global security and recognize the major intelligence events in history and describe the “lessons learned” derived from intelligence (including covert action) successes and failures.

  • Identify the types, strengths, and weaknesses of intelligence collection methods and differentiate data, information and intelligence.

  • Identify the ethical challenges encountered in intelligence operations.

Students seeking a Bachelor’s in National Security & Intelligence must apply to the National Security & Intelligence Program Director and successfully complete an interview. To be recommended for graduation, the student must have a 2.7 GPA or a 2.5 GPA with the Program Director‘s approval.


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