Intelligence and Security Studies Minor Information

Develop an Understanding of Contemporary Intelligence Issues

Challenges to U.S. security since September 11, 2001 have elevated America’s focus on intelligence gathering and analysis. Learn intelligence analysis and collection, with a focus on national security. Political science and psychology courses provide the context to understand intelligence analysis, espionage, terrorism, and national security threats.

Develop an understanding of contemporary intelligence issues from psychological, political, technological, ethical, and historical perspectives. By reviewing intelligence successes and failures, you can gain insight into methods of threat identification and elimination.

To earn the Intelligence & Security Studies minor, you must successfully complete a 21-credit course of study.


  • Criminal Justice major Brad Arena recently graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2014. He describes how studying Criminal Justice, interning with the Boston office of the FBI and getting involved in campus clubs and activities impacted his life.

    Brad Arena '14 

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University 

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Download the Intelligence and Security Studies Program SheetDownload an Intelligence and Security Studies program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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