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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Intelligence Studies, Minor


What Can I Do with a Minor in Intelligence Studies?

This cutting-edge program is intended to stay abreast of the knowledge, theory, and skills intelligence professionals must possess to be successful in the 21st century. NAU's Intelligence Studies program is designed to be the most "relevant and responsive" to the needs of the national security and intelligence communities, while protecting civil liberties and also developing professionals who can help national leaders "predict" world events before they happen. If you have an interest in working in a dynamic, ever-changing field, then Intelligence Studies may be the right program for you.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Risk intelligence analyst
  • Industrial security technician
  • Open source intelligence analyst

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Manager of business intelligence
  • Cyber intelligence officer
  • Intelligence security officer

University Requirements

University Requirements
  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
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Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units:
    This minor is not available to students pursuing an Intelligence Studies degree. Please contact an advisor for more information.
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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