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.
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:
Graduates will be prepared to seek jobs like:
It is the mission of the Fairmont State University National Security and Intelligence Program to educate the next generation of leaders in the national security and/or intelligence communities. The NSI Program’s mission is to create knowledge, inspire intellectual curiosity, share wisdom, and inspire action to seek a more just and better world. The NSI major produces graduates who are skilled in utilizing a variety of sources of data and analytic techniques to lead the collaborative development of high-quality written and oral analytic national security and/or intelligence products that inform decision-makers, thereby fostering an appreciation for the dignity of service and commitment to serving a cause greater than oneself.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in National Security and Intelligence will be able to: