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Earn Your Degree Online & Prepare For A Career In Intelligence

Northern Arizona University offers an online bachelor’s degree program in Intelligence Studies designed to prepare you to work in federal, state or local law enforcement agencies – all of which have thousands of intelligence jobs to fill. Corporations, think tanks and non-government organizations (NGOs) also need skilled personnel for intelligence collection and analysis. Whether you’re interested in fighting terrorism at home or combating abuses abroad, an Intelligence Studies degree from NAU is your first step. 

What You Can Do With An Intelligence Studies Degree

NAU’s Intelligence Studies online degree coursework is never dull, drawing on timely issues in economics, law, foreign policy, and international relations. Learn tactics in psychology of terrorism, cyber warfare, counterintelligence and other interesting topics.

The job outlook for Intelligence Studies graduates is bright, with the number of intelligence jobs in Arizona expected to grow exponentially through 2020. Potential options include:

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst government

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Intelligence Studies - Minor

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
18 units
Maximum Transfer Units

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 you 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
Progression Plan Link Not Available


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units:

    Choose 4 courses from (12 units):
    Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.

    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.