Minor in Security and Intelligence

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy students’ personal interest and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. 

In an era where security and intelligence are of paramount importance, the Minor in Security and Intelligence is timely and relevant. This program is designed for students aiming to become professionals in aviation security, commercial security, homeland security, national security, and intelligence communities. It prepares students for the challenges of protecting assets in the face of evolving security threats in both the public and private sectors. 

The Minor in Security and Intelligence provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the intelligence cycle, including practical applications valuable across various professions. Students will learn to analyze, interpret, and evaluate intelligence information, equipping them with skills critical for decision-making in security roles. This minor is also beneficial for those in non-security professions who may assume security responsibilities or oversee security operations as part of their duties. 

A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology, and subject matter. To gain the greatest value from their academic experience, students are encouraged to select minors that complement their degree program and/or other minors that they are pursuing.  

The student becomes subject to the requirements of the minor as stated in the catalog that are in effect at the time the minor is declared. The department/program chair responsible for a particular minor determines how students fulfill deficits in credits for a minor and certifies that students are qualified to receive the minor. 

SCTY 310Introduction to Security3
SCTY 315Studies in Intelligence I3
SCTY 385Intelligence Collection and Analysis3
SCTY 400Aviation Security3
SCTY 485Corporate Security3
SCTY 488National Security Issues and Terrorism3
Total Credits18