About the Program

Intelligence Analysis, as an academic minor area of study, provides students with an understanding of the theoretical, conceptual, and technological dimensions of intelligence analysis. The intelligence community seeks people who have an interest in history, local and national government, current world events, geographic and planning knowledge, as well as those who are curious and think broadly and critically about a problem. Through a multidisciplinary course of study, students will gain an extensive understanding of local, regional, national, and international issues that will enhance their analysis of critical problems.

The Intelligence Analysis minor is open to all students at Buffalo State who have a GPA of 2.5 or better. The Intelligence Analysis Minor is intended to provide a structured intellectual framework for students interested in pursuing analyst careers in government intelligence agencies, military intelligence or law enforcement. The minor may also appeal to the traditional liberal arts student who is interested in a multidisciplinary, analytical program of study. Elective classes in the minor are grouped into two tracks (national security and crime analysis) depending on student interests and career goals. The minor consists of 21 credit hours taken from a multidisciplinary mix of departments. No more than 6 credit hours of lower division work may be applied to the minor program. A maximum of three courses of transfer credit will be permitted.Intelligence Analysis (Minor)

Program Requirements

Mandatory Courses (12 credits)
All four courses required.
CRJ 250 Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 3 credits
CRJ 355 Crime Analysis 3 credits
CRJ 450 Terrorism 3 credits
CRJ 455 Advanced Intelligence Analysis 3 credits (Prerequisite: CRJ 250)

Elective Courses: (9 credits; no more than 3 credit hours of lower division coursework may be selected)

National Security Track
Select three courses
GEG 102 Human Geography 3 credits
GEG 325 Maps and Mapmaking using GIS 3 credits (Prerequisites GEG 101 or GEG 307 or GES 101)
HIS 313/PSC 345 Politics and History of the Middle East 3 credits (Prerequisites: Upper division status)
HIS 372 American Foreign Policy in the Far East 3 credits (Prerequisites: Upper division status)
PHI 103 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
PSC 230 International Relations 3 credits
PSC 330 American Foreign Policy 3 credits
PSC 335 International Relations of the Middle East 3 credits
REL 321 World Religions 3 credits
SOC 328 Sociology of Religion 3 credits (Prerequisites: SOC 100)
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality 3 credits (Prerequisites: SOC 100)

OR

Crime Analysis Track
Select three courses
BUS 212 Introduction to Accounting 3 credits
GEG 309 Urban Geography 3 credits (Prerequisites: One Social Science course)
GEG 325 Maps and Mapmaking using GIS 3 credits (Prerequisites GEG 101 or GEG 307 or GES 101)
PLN 315 Principles of Urban and Regional Planning 3 credits
PHI 103 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
PSC 415 Urban Public Policy 3 credits
SOC 240 Analyzing Social Problems 3 credits
SOC 380 Sociology of Crime 3 credits (Prerequisites SOC 100)

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