Sep 29, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intelligence Analysis, Competitive Intelligence Concentration, B.S.

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Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • IA foundations and core courses 45 Credit Hours
  • IA concentration courses 12 Credit Hours
  • Electives 22 Credit Hours

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 41 Credit Hours

IA Foundation and Core Courses


Students must complete either the national security concentration or the competitive intelligence concentration. With the approval of an IA adviser, students may, in special cases, design their own custom concentration of four 300-level or above courses that fit together thematically and support the educational objectives of the IA program.

Competitive Intelligence

To complete this concentration, 12 credits must be selected from either computer information systems perspective courses or global economics perspective courses.

Computer Information Systems Perspective

IA majors seeking to complete the computer information systems perspective version of the concentration must meet all the CIS minor program requirements. Consult with the CIS minor program regarding what requirements must be fulfilled to take these CIS courses.

Select one of the following: 3 Credit Hours

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Global Economic Perspective

Select two of the following: 6 Credit Hours

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Additional IA Courses, Requirements and Recommendations

These are General Education Cluster Three  courses required for the IA major. They will be recorded as General Education, not IA, credits. All IA majors will be encouraged to do a not-for-credit internship in intelligence analysis.

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