The program is open to students throughout the University regardless of major. The minor in Intelligence Studies has a core component of business, economics, philosophy, and political science courses. Students also take elective courses from a menu of business, economics, geography, history, philosophy, and political science courses. The minor offers a multidisciplinary approach to Intelligence Studies. All courses in the minor reinforce the basic skills of reading for comprehension, logical and analytical reasoning, research, writing, and oral presentation, and critical thinking.
Students pursuing the minor in Intelligence Studies are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities and study abroad experiences. By taking a menu of courses from different disciplines students develop an understanding of business, cultural, economic, historical, geographical, and political concepts that are significant in Intelligence Studies.