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Bachelor of Arts in Government and National Security / Intelligence and Security Studies

Program Details

Tiffin University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in National Security with a specialization in Intelligence and Security Studies for students who are interested in working within the Department of Homeland Security, Central Intelligence Agency, or other agencies relating to the security of the United States. Students will learn about the U.S. government infrastructure, including the structure of security and intelligence agencies and quasi-government agencies whose responsibilities include intelligence gathering and analysis.

The program may help students develop their understanding of intelligence gathering and of U.S. government agencies relating to intelligence gathering. Those classes include Introduction into American Political Press, Introduction to National Security Studies, and Political Geography.

Upon graduation from the program, students should have demonstrated their capability and knowledge inherent with intelligence work and the qualifications necessary in complementing career knowledge with studies in intelligence. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to manage intelligence processes through analysis, design, and optimization in response to organizational needs, to use sound evaluation practices to select appropriately among competing technologies and technical approaches for the purposes of collecting and managing intelligence, and to analyze social, legal, ethical, and professional issues in intelligence collection and technical decision making. Students should also be able to make appropriate intelligence decisions based on analysis, enforcement, and counterintelligence, to understand the challenges and issues related to the collection of intelligence, and to demonstrate the ability to lead intelligence led law enforcement and operational enforcement.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission