7881
Bachelor of Arts
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Eglin
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 7881 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Eglin AFB, Fort Benning

The Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies is offered to students who hold an associate degree (minimum of 61 semester credit hours) or the equivalent in transferable credit from a regionally accredited institution. The program is suited to the intelligence and public safety communities. 

Degree Requirements

The degree is conferred on students who have successfully completed 60 semester credit hours beyond the associate degree in accordance with the following reqirements.

Program Prerequisite

As associate of arts degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission to this program.

Freshman Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 1
    Assists new incoming students during their initial academic and social transitions to the university. Aims to promote student success by providing information about campus and academic resources, and encouraging participation in the classroom and in the campus community.
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 2703 Business Statistics
    or EST 2703 Statistics 
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces methods of collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Includes data presentation; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence interval estimation; analysis of variance; regression and correlation.
  • One 1000-level (or higher) math course
  • Restricted Electives (BIO, PHY, CHM, EDS) Credit Hours: 6
  • Restricted Elective (CL) Credit Hours: 3
Sophomore Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Electives Credit Hours: 12
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • Free Electives Credit Hours: 9
  • Social Science Electives Credit Hours:  6
Junior Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Helps students acquire management knowledge and develop management skills. Enables the student to understand management as it relates to both the employer and employee, and acquaints the student with the various schools of management and the philosophy of management.
  • BUS 3504 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines information systems used in business organizations. Includes discussions of system design, implementation and control of computer-based systems for managerial planning, decision-making and control of an enterprise.
  • INT 3000 Survey of Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and reviews the concept of intelligence and the current practices in intelligence operations. Covers intelligence operations, processes, policy development and planning at the local and/or national level.
  • INT 3012 Applied Research Methods in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines applied research methods and techniques used to develop a research report using APA format and software. Includes research design, data analysis and interpretation in the context of intelligence operations. Requires students to present their findings in an organized manner. 
  • Restricted Elective (Intelligence) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • CRM 3701 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews crime, threats and attacks carried out over computer information systems and networks at the personal, societal, business and governmental levels. Studies the processes for risk management, incident mitigation and recovery, and strategies for prevention.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies
  • INT 3511 Intelligence Collection and Presentation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an overview of collection, processing, exploitation and presentation of intelligence information. Reviews the capabilities of each collection methodology to understand the purposes and limitations inherent in each. 
  • INT 3910 Cultural Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces methodologies and technology in review and analysis of organizations in a global context. Includes current and future reviews of cultural dynamics experienced today and the impact on intelligence professions. 
  • Restricted Electives (Intelligence) Credit Hours: 6
Senior Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 4520 Leadership Theory and Practice
    Credit Hours: 3
    Reviews and analyzes classical and contemporary leadership theories. Emphasizes how each approach can be applied in real-world organizations.
  • CRM 4406 Homeland Security and Terrorism
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and explains international and domestic terrorism. Explores the historical and philosophical underpinnings of terrorism, and local and international prevention efforts.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 90 credit hours and enrollment in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies
  • INT 4001 Directed Study in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in more depth topics or problems of current interest to practicing intelligence analysts or operators. Requires students to develop and present a formal report using intelligence analysis processes and appropriate recommendations.
  • INT 4310 Ethics in Intelligence
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the various dynamics of ethical behavior. Focuses on ethics intelligence policy, operations and research, and how it relates to the intelligence profession. Reviews the impact on individuals and society. 
  • Restricted Elective (Intelligence) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • HSC 4450 The Intelligence Process
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explains collection, analysis, sharing and dissemination of information in local, state and federal governments and the private sector. Examines the interdependence of intelligence-gathering agencies. Compares and contrasts criminal and national security intelligence. Applies domestic and international intelligence efforts to policy decisions.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies
  • HSC 4510 Intelligence Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explains the role of the analyst and the various analytical tools used to evaluate information regarding terrorist and criminal activity. Also explains methodology and techniques in critical thinking and analysis skills. Examines objectivity and bias in analysis and rules for dissemination of intelligence information.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies
  • INT 4610 Problem-Solving in Intelligence Studies
    (Q)
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores critical thinking and the use of structured processes in intelligence analysis and formulation. Addresses functions required to process information to support decision-making and evaluations. (Q)
  • Restricted Elective (Intelligence) Credit Hours: 6
Total Credits Required: 121
Restricted Electives (Intelligence)
  • BUS 3801 Cross-Cultural Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the importance of effectively managing soft skills in a global organizational context. Specifically emphasizes the impact of national culture in shaping values, behaviors and employment practices in organizations operating within a global environment.
  • BUS 4502 Organizational Behavior and Theory
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews classical and contemporary approaches to organizational behavior and theory. Focus progresses from the micro (individual behavior) to macro (organizational processes, effectiveness and change). Special attention is given to group behavior.
  • CRM 3611 Social Media Intelligence
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores current social media environments. Focuses on potential utility as a source for intelligence. Explores strategies, techniques, tools and best practices with a focus on information/intelligence gathering.
  • HSC 3230 Planning for Homeland Security
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines interagency functions and interdisciplinary activities of federal, state and local authorities in preparations and protection activities. Describes the National Response Framework, National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and other planning and preparedness functions of the homeland security enterprise.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies.
  • HSC 4230 Domestic Terrorism
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the historical evolution of domestic militant and terrorist groups and their activities. Describes contemporary terrorist groups and individuals, and their known interactions and relationships. Introduces intelligence-gathering techniques.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online or Extended Studies
  • INT 3030 Foreign Intelligence
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an overview of foreign intelligence systems used to gather information for other countries. Compares methods used globally to understand intelligence at that level and its interaction with the domestic services.  
  • INT 3515 Special Topics in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 1
    Presents topics of special intelligence interest when student interest and staffing permit. Topics announced before registration. 
  • INT 3999 Directed Study in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in depth topics or problems of current interest to practicing intelligence analysts or operators. Requires students to develop and present a formal report using intelligence analysis processes.
  • INT 4001 Directed Study in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in more depth topics or problems of current interest to practicing intelligence analysts or operators. Requires students to develop and present a formal report using intelligence analysis processes and appropriate recommendations.
  • INT 4040 Human Intelligence
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines collection methods used to gather information from humans versus other collection means. Emphasizes case studies and critical thinking skills used to establish a foundation for understanding and exploiting resources. 
  • INT 4321 Counterintelligence
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an overview of counterintelligence techniques and operations. Gives students an appreciation of covert and overt actions related to ethical issues. Helps student comprehension of counterintelligence practices through case studies and exercises.
  • INT 4515 Advanced Special Topics in Intelligence Studies
    Credit Hours: 1
    Offers advanced topics with particular interest in intelligence studies when students' interest and staffing permit.
Humanities Core Courses