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National Security and Intelligence Impact

National Security and Intelligence

The biggest demand at the federal level is in the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security, as well as the traditional opportunities at the Central Intelligence and National Security Agencies.

Fairmont State’s National Security & Intelligence program is designed to provide students with the tools they need to pursue those career goals as research and/or intelligence analysts. The program is a concentration in the Social Sciences.  It is also offered as a minor. National Security & Intelligence courses come from several disciplines including Criminal Justice, History, and Political Science.  Students also take part in computer lab and field work.

Career Opportunities

There is great demand for intelligence professionals at the federal and state levels.  There is also a growing demand for research analysts in private industry as companies are faced with the challenges and opportunities of globalization.  Here are some routes National Security and Intelligence graduates can take:

  • WV Division of Homeland Security
  • US Army Officer Program
  • Lawyer
  • Defense Contractor Intelligence Specialist

 Graduates will be prepared to seek jobs like:

  • Intelligence Community (CIA DIA, NSA, etc.)
  • National Security (DoS, DoD, DHS, DoJ, FBI, etc.)
  • Military Intelligence
  • WV Division of Homeland Security
  • National Security, Defense, Intelligence Contractors
  • Lawyer

National Security and Intelligence Student Association (NSISA)

The National Security & Intelligence Student Association’s purpose is to foster a community among all Fairmont State Students majoring or minoring in National Security & Intelligence by providing mentorship and networking opportunities within the organization.

NSISA Information